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Winning Programs Start with Spirit
Built to Win. Spirit AeroSystems is home to some of the world’s leading aerostructures engineers and manufacturing minds, with a legacy of defense work stretching back to the B-29. We’re applying our recognized design-build capabilities and commercial best practices to defense programs, delivering lower costs and innovative solutions for today’s warfighters.
Innovative solutions for defense programs.
Engineers to Support Design
Design to Assembly V-280 Fuselage
Delivered for the CH-53K King Stallion
of Defense Work Lives Here
With more than nine decades of experience in aircraft design and manufacturing, Spirit AeroSystems leverages unique design-build capabilities to meet the evolving needs of the warfighter. This experience helps Spirit keep costs lower and quality high.
Spirit is a world leader in designing and building complex composite structures, providing advanced composite solutions for several commercial and defense projects. Among these is the cockpit and cabin assembly of the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion, which provides a significant performance upgrade for the U.S. Marines.
Spirit is demonstrating the value of leveraging the best practices employed in the production of commercial aircraft, helping military customers benefit from a more robust, cost-effective and reliable end product.
Defense Aviation Legacy
Spirit AeroSystems’ history includes producing some of the most important aircraft for the nation’s security, including the iconic B-29 Superfortress of World War II and the B-52 Stratofortress in the nuclear age. Spirit’s commitment to delivering innovation for the warfighter continues today.