skip to main content
Bell Helicopter V-280 composite fuselage. Bell Helicopter V-280 composite fuselage.

Designing for Defense

With demands for lighter, more nimble and more efficient military aircraft, Spirit’s unique design-for-manufacturability capabilities enable innovative solutions for military challenges. Systems, components and tooling are designed and manufactured to meet distinct mission requirements while delivering cost savings. 

Design-Build Efficiencies

Partnering with Spirit early allows design for manufacturability for better-engineered plans, tooling solutions, production efficiencies and on-time delivery. High-end developmental engineering teams, integrated product teams and systems engineers ensure well-designed program execution every step of the way.

Innovation in Design: Bell V-280
Spirit AeroSystems’ unique capability to design, build and deliver with the highest quality, lowest possible cost and speed to market was demonstrated when the company designed and assembled the first all-composite Bell V-280 Helicopter fuselage in under 22 months.