What makes Spirit different from other suppliers?

Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds the composite center fuselage on the Airbus A350 XWB program.
Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds the composite center fuselage on the Airbus A350 XWB program.

Composites expertise

  • Spirit is a recognized industry leader in composites innovation. We have the knowledge and experience to adapt composite materials for use in fuselages, nacelles and wing structures.
  • Composites provide high strength-to-weight advantages and noise attenuation properties. For our customers, this translates into weight savings and lower operating costs.
  • Our composites technologies have been put to work in the Boeing 787 forward fuselage, the Boeing 777 nacelle, the Airbus A350 XWB center section and front spar, wing subassemblies on the Airbus A320 and in the composite cabin for the Marine Corps’ CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter.

Spirit incorporates state-of-the-art technology to improve productivity and quality.
Spirit incorporates state-of-the-art technology to improve productivity and quality.

Automated processes

  • We use advanced knowledge-based engineering to automate the design process, and precise CNC programming for automated control of trimming, drilling and fastening operations.
  • Our use of the latest robotics and automation technologies results in high-quality, lower-cost components for our customers.

 


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Spirit’s patented technologies are developed and tested in our labs with precision and excellence.

Research and development

  • We know our future depends on investing in research and development. Since our founding, our research and development efforts have resulted in nearly 100 granted U.S. patents and dozens of pending patent applications. Find out more.
  • From tooling to factory automation, we continually invent and patent new technologies to improve quality, lower costs and increase production capabilities for our customers.