Market-driven innovation is an integral part of Spirit AeroSystems. Spirit’s uniquely talented innovators are always looking to the horizon to envision what customers will want and need in the future. They are empowered to create and innovate in ways that will inspire customers and shape the future.Spirit’s technology development activities have their own brand: ShadowWorks. It’s a name that conveys a significant, long-term investment in the company’s development of new aerospace product and process technologies.
Some of the product areas that ShadowWorks is involved in are areas such as: composite fuselage, metallic fuselage, nacelles, pylons, and wing structures. Other areas in the technology spectrum with ongoing initiatives include: modeling and simulation, chemicals, manufacturing control systems, dimensional technology, product definition, composite materials and robotics. Some of these technologies are available to outside customers for licensing.
ShadowWorks also pursues contracted Research & Development business with government and defense entities as well as collaborative Research & Development opportunities with aerospace OEMs and other tier 1 suppliers. ShadowWorks mission is “To develop and acquire innovative product and process technologies for Aerospace Leadership.” Being a leader in innovation and developing next-generation technologies allows Spirit to retain its competitive advantage in the aerospace industry.
Momentum Issue 1, 2009 -- Developing New Technology
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