Spirit AeroSystems collaborates with Ad Astra Coalition to help in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic
We are collaborating with the Ad Astra Coalition to create face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE) at our Wichita, Kan., facility to help address the shortage in our health care industry during this pandemic. The coalition brings businesses and government partners together to address some of the challenges being created in Wichita and Kansas by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our company and our skilled employees are honored to help meet the needs of healthcare workers during this global pandemic,” said Spirit AeroSystems Vice President and Chief Engineer of Research and Technology Sean Black, Ph.D. “We are grateful to all who are on the frontlines of this crisis, and are pleased we can lend our experience to help in this way.”
Our 3D printing technology is normally used to make aircraft parts and tooling, but we have now transferred this capability to manufacture around 1,000 face shield frames every week. The products will be delivered to Wichita State University (WSU) and distributed via the Coalition to where they are needed most.