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Spirit employee in safety glasses inspects Boeing 737 MAX nacelle. Spirit employee in safety glasses inspects Boeing 737 MAX nacelle.

Where Success Begins

Creating Flawless Factory Initiatives

As production rate demands for most commercial programs increase, Spirit AeroSystems is focused on improving operational execution on cost, quality, delivery and safety. A “Flawless Factory” initiative for Boeing has been so successful it is being adopted at all Spirit facilities. Rapid response, quality control and team collaboration are enabling record production rates.

Rapid Response Teams

With 52 Boeing 737 aircraft shipsets being manufactured and delivered to Boeing every month, challenges on the factory floor must be overcome immediately. Finding the right part, maintaining and repairing tools, and locating the right expert quickly are key. Spirit’s Rapid Response Teams are stationed alongside assembly mechanics to ensure the factory runs smoothly and on schedule.

10,000 Boeing 737 Delivery video.
10,000th Boeing 737 Delivery

The Boeing 737 Series is the best-selling commercial aircraft in history, and Spirit AeroSystems is proud to produce 70 percent of the aircraft. On Feb. 13, 2018, a MAX 8 became the 10,000th 737 Series shipset to be produced by Spirit — this one for Southwest Airlines. Today, more than 4,600 orders are pending. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Spirit AeroSystems building everything but 30 percent of the aircraft in a time-lapse video.

10,000 Boeing 737 Delivery video.

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