Spirit AeroSystems may be best known for building the fuselage of the Boeing 737. But we do far more.
We specialize in designing and building large aerostructures, including fuselages, propulsion and underwing products, and wing structures, on both commercial and defense programs. And we employ thousands of experienced specialists in aerostructures engineering, manufacturing, service and support.
Our technology and engineering capabilities, combined with our capacity for high-volume production, have positioned Spirit AeroSystems as a leading aerostructures supplier to both Airbus and Boeing. Our affordability in materials, processes and tools also makes us a natural fit for defense programs. We currently have design and/or manufacturing responsibility on defense projects for Boeing, Sikorsky and Bell Helicopter.
Drawing on talent across the globe, Spirit AeroSystems is an industry leader in aerospace engineering. As a world-class research and development business, we can work alongside OEMs on their new product development. The ability to design, modify and continually improve components allows us to pass on benefits — such as strength-to-weight advantages and lower costs — to our customers.
Our build portfolio includes fuselages, large wing structures, engine nacelles, pylons, fan cowls, thrust reversers and systems integration. We produce both composite and metallic assemblies.
In addition to producing aerostructures for commercial aircraft, Spirit designs, engineers and manufactures structural components for military programs. We have been awarded a significant amount of work for Boeing’s P-8, C-40 and KC-46 Tanker, all of which are commercial aircraft modified for military use. We are also involved in the development of the Sikorsky CH-53K and Bell Helicopter V-280 tiltrotor. Spirit has invested heavily in research and development labs that enable us to deliver innovation and value on defense programs.