WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Demand for Boeing commercial jetliners is sparking more hiring of production workers at Spirit AeroSystems in Kansas.
Spirit spokesman Ken Evans told The Wichita Eagle that the company is looking for 200 more mechanics and inspectors in the first part of this year. He says the company is also studying its needs this year for its salaried work force.
Spirit AeroSystems is the biggest employer in Wichita with 10,800 workers. It began hiring more workers last year to meet the rising demand.
Evans said there is an increased demand for Boeing's 737 single-aisle aircraft and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Boeing has announced plans to increase production of the 737 to 47 a month by 2017. It is also increasing its 787 production to 12 per month.