Spirit of giving

  • 30-Jun-2008 08:57 EDT

Spirit AeroSystems Inc. has been selected to design and build the nacelle, thrust reverser, and engine buildup components for the Rolls-Royce BR725 engine: a contract worth more than $600 million. Spirit will also support the aforementioned products in the Rolls-Royce Corporate Care Program throughout the life of the airplane. The BR725 is the selected engine for Gulfstream’s G650 business jet. The components will be designed and manufactured at the company’s Wichita, KS, facility. Spirit also received a contract to design, produce, and integrate a flight-ready wing for the Gulfstream G650 worth more than $1 billion. The company will utilize its internal capability and global supply base to design and manufacture components for the aircraft. Final assembly, testing, and delivery will be done at its Tulsa, OK, facility.

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