We produce large aerostructures and components of the world’s premier aircraft.
Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in North America, Europe and Asia. Our core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components. We focus on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.
Spirit has four facilities in the United States, sites in France and Malaysia, and within the UK, a facility in Prestwick, Scotland, which employs approximately 1,000 skilled and professional workers. Globally, the total number of Spirit employees reaches around 15,000.
The Spirit (Europe) Ltd. business comprises of the sites in the UK and Malaysia. Spirit Europe is a unique business with a range of capabilities that make it competitive financially, operationally and technologically. These capabilities put Spirit Europe at the forefront of maintaining a world-class commercial aerospace industry in the UK.
A key part of Spirit’s strategic influence in the UK is its long-term relationship with Airbus. Spirit currently produces both Leading and Trailing Edge wing packages for the high-volume Airbus A319, A320 and A321 programmes. Additionally, Spirit assembles the Inner Outboard Fixed Leading Edge for the Airbus A380 and the 32-metre Fixed Leading Edge for the new generation jetliner, the A350 XWB. Additionally, Spirit Europe produces Fixed Leading Edges for the Boeing 767 aircraft.
The Spirit Europe portfolio offers design, engineering, transfer and project management skills, as well as a highly skilled UK manufacturing base.