When we evaluate potential suppliers, we consider ability, capacity, integrity, financial status, geographical location, performance, reliability, quality of products, delivery and overall customer-supplier relations.
All production hardware suppliers must have AS9100 certification in order to meet Spirit’s quality requirements for building aircraft-worthy parts. A certified third-party registrar must be approved through, and be listed in, the IAQG OASIS database. Other certifications may be required depending on Spirit’s customer requirements.
Our Global Supplier Operations team conducts on-site supplier assessments before awarding any contracts, as well as throughout the duration of delivery of product from supplier facilities. Suppliers are expected to achieve and maintain a 99-percent quality rating and 98.5-percent delivery rating.