Reimagining the Future of Composite Structures
Spirit AeroSystems is continually developing innovative systems that provide customers with competitive solutions that improve performance and reduce cost. On June 17, 2019, at the 53rd Annual Paris Air Show, Spirit unveiled a full-scale demonstration fuselage panel that uses its proprietary ASTRA (advanced structures technology and revolutionary architecture) technology. Integrated sheet stringer design improves cost and reduces weight, and non-vented bladders and foam fillers improve the overall quality of the structure. The ASTRA panel demonstrates Spirit’s holistic approach to product design and manufacturing, which enables the reduction of non-recurring costs by up to 40% and recurring costs by up to 30%.