Opened July 1, 2010
Spirit AeroSystems formally opened its new 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Kinston, N.C., on July 1, 2010.
Employees at the facility will design and manufacture the composite center fuselage section and front wing spar for the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft using state-of-the-art technology and processes. Design work has been underway for approximately two years, and the manufacturing process will begin in the third quarter of 2010.
Spirit announced in May 2008 that it would expand its operations in the United States and build this new facility in Lenoir County, North Carolina. The company broke ground for the facility on Sept. 15, 2008.
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Spirit AeroSystems Officially Opens Facility in Kinston, N.C.