Spirit AeroSystems opens facility in Kinston, NC

  • 13-Jul-2010 02:43 EDT
spirit-aerosystems-facility-opening-ceremony-july2010.jpg

Officials from Airbus and Spirit AeroSystems mark the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Kinston, NC, which will design and produce A350 XWB fuselage and wing components.

Spirit AeroSystems Inc. has opened its new 500,000-ft² manufacturing facility in Kinston, NC. Employees at the facility will design and manufacture the composite center fuselage upper and lower shells and front wing spar for the Airbus A350 XWB. Design work has been under way for approximately two years, and the manufacturing process will begin immediately. Initial employment is on track to exceed 200 by the end of the year and will grow to about 700 over the next few years on the Airbus work statement alone. Reaching the total employment goal of 1000 will require placing additional work at this site. Fuselage components designed and manufactured in North Carolina will be shipped across the Atlantic, received at Spirit's new facility in Saint-Nazaire, France, and assembled before being transported to Airbus as Section 15. The front spar will be shipped to Spirit's operations in Prestwick, Scotland, for integration into the wing leading edges before being shipped to Airbus for final assembly.

Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
5.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2016-11-11
GH100 and GH101 hoses from Eaton are suited for high-percentage biodiesel blend and high-temperature oil applications.
2016-09-14
Exa and Navistar researchers examine CFD simulations and wind-tunnel test results to increase the understanding of simulation methods used to reveal aerodynamic losses in the real-world environment.
2016-10-31
Despite rumors of an acquisition by Apple, McLaren is racing ahead on £1B in self-funded R&D and an ambitious plan to develop an electric supercar worthy of the name.
2017-01-06
Active flow control devices based on electric plasmas can smooth the turbulent wakes that sweep off the rear edges of truck trailers travelling at highway speeds.

Related Items

Training / Education
2013-04-09
Training / Education
2013-04-09
Book
2003-12-17
Training / Education
2013-04-09
Standard
1995-03-01
Article
2016-12-08
Training / Education
2013-04-09
Training / Education
2013-04-09