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Where Flight Begins

Becoming Part of Spirit’s Global Supplier Network

When Spirit AeroSystems evaluates potential suppliers, a number of factors are considered, including capability and capacity, performance and reliability, quality, financial health, geographic location and overall customer-supplier relations.

To be evaluated as a potential supplier to Spirit AeroSystems, a company must:

  1. Maintain approved third-party registrar in the IAQG OASIS database (for AS9100, AS9110 or AS9120)
     
  2. Obtain NADCAP approval for special processes
     
  3. Comply with the disclosure requirements of “Conflict Minerals” as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
     
  4. Comply with Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
     
  5. Comply with the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
     
  6. Obtain and maintain International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) certification for military-based programs


If and when all the above steps and requirements (items 1-6) are met, please download and complete the Spirit AeroSystems Supplier Capability Survey. When complete, please send to Spirit AeroSystems Global Supply Chain Management to be considered for future opportunities.

Obtaining and Maintaining Supplier Status

Spirit’s global supplier operations team conducts on-site supplier assessments before awarding any contract. The team also conducts on-site assessments throughout the duration of delivery of products from suppliers’ facilities. Suppliers are expected to achieve and maintain a 99-percent quality rating and a 98.5-percent delivery rating.

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