In January 2012 Spirit AeroSystems delivered its first Airbus A350 XWB composite center fuselage section (Section 15) to Airbus in St-Nazaire, France. The assembly was manufactured at Spirit's Kinston, N.C., facility and shipped to the company's newest plant in France, where it was assembled and delivered to Airbus. Spirit also designs and produces the composite wing spar and wing fixed leading edge for this program. (PRNewsFoto/Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.)
CHANUTE, Kan. (AP) _ Spirit AeroSystems has officially opened a
new plant in Chanute.
Gov. Sam Brownback helped cut the ribbon Thursday at the Chanute
KFDI reports the plant will produce engine assembly parts that will be shipped to Wichita. It currently has 16 employees but the company hopes to have more than 100 employees in the next two years.
The work in Chanute is currently performed by workers in
Wichita, who will be assigned to new tasks.
Spirit CEO Jeff Turner said the decision to open the plant in
Chanute was based on the quality of the workforce and the low cost
of opening a plant there.