WICHITA, Kan., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/
-- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) announced today that its
Wichita, Kan., facility has returned to full operations since sustaining
structural damage as a result of a tornado on April 14, 2012.
Operations were suspended through April 22, 2012, to ensure the safety
of employees, evaluate damage, and initiate plans for systematically
bringing production back online. All employees returned to work on April
Ongoing assessments continue to indicate that damage is primarily
limited to infrastructure, including buildings and utilities, and that
production equipment is largely unaffected. Deliveries have been
impacted and the company is developing recovery plans for these
"We are thankful for the safety of our employees and contractors both
during the tornado and the cleanup effort," said Jeff Turner, president
and CEO. "I am extremely proud of what the Spirit team has accomplished
in the last week to bring us back online. It is a true testament to the
strength of our team and our partnerships with unions, government, and
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About Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
Spirit AeroSystems, with headquarters in Wichita, Kan., USA, is one
of the world's largest non-OEM designers and manufacturers of
aerostructures for commercial aircraft. In addition to its Wichita and
Chanute facilities in Kansas, Spirit has locations in Tulsa and
McAlester, Okla.; Kinston, N.C.; Prestwick, Scotland; Preston, England;
Subang, Malaysia; and Saint-Nazaire, France. In the U.S., Spirit's core
products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components.
Additionally, Spirit provides aftermarket customer support services,
including spare parts, maintenance/repair/overhaul, and fleet support
services in North America, Europe and Asia. Spirit Europe produces wing
components for a host of customers, including Airbus.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning
future business operations. Actual results or circumstances may vary
materially from those indicated or implied in this press release as a
result of certain risks and uncertainties, including the accuracy or
completeness of our initial assessment of damages; the availability of
insurance to cover losses as expected; and our efforts to restore
operations at our Wichita, Kan. facility in a timely manner; as well as
other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those
detailed in Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. Securities and Exchange
SOURCE Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
further information: Coleen Tabor, Investor Relations, +1-316-523-7040,
or Ken Evans, Corporate Communications, +1-316-523-4070, both of Spirit