facility and the wing fixed leading edge
and wing moveable leading edge in Tulsa, Okla.
The wing components Spirit is responsible for include the front spar and fixed leading edge
Spirit is responsible for the forward fuselage section, strut and nacelle components, and the fixed leading edge
for the KC-46A tanker.
Spirit AeroSystems Inc (NYSE:SPR), an independent supplier of commercial aircraft assemblies and components, on Monday announced plans to move production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner fixed leading edge
composite wing component to its Malaysia facility.
These include the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (S-76C helicopter), Alenia Aeronautica (C-27J Spartan center wing box), Latecoere (Embraer 170/190 subassemblies), Saab (JAS-39 Gripen pylons), Spirit Aerosystems (B767 fixed leading edge
kits) and EADS (A320/340 subassemblies), among others.
Under the agreement the Swedish state could co-finance up to one third of the development of the mid and outer fixed leading edge
for the A380, to a maximum of SEK350m.
The company will supply the mid and outer fixed leading edge
for the A380 wings which are being made on Deeside.
Part of the newly built capacity is likely to be utilized to initiate manufacturing of 787 Fixed Leading Edge
Panels in 2014.
Spirit also designs and builds the A350 XWBOs composite front wing spar and fixed leading edge
, which have already been delivered to Airbus in the UK.
Spirit AeroSystems also supplies the forward fairing, strut, thrust reverser assembly, inlet and fan cowl assemblies, floor beams, seat tracks, leading edge slats and fixed leading edge
for the 777 family of aircraft.