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Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems is the world''s largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components. Spirit Europe''s business provides customers in the commercial aerospace market with major airframe structures and repair/overhaul services, in addition to engineering and design support.

At a manufacturing level in Prestwick, this involves producing leading and trailing edges for Airbus wing assemblies for all the single-aisle variants and the A380; leading edge production for Boeing 777 and 767 wings and the design and eventual production of the leading edge wing for the new Airbus A350 XWB (Xtra Wide Body) airplane.

Spirit Europe also provides a maintenance, repair and overhaul service to airline operators within the European, African and Middle Eastern markets and has invested in the creation of a Composite Development Centre working to ensure that Spirit Europe is at the forefront of aerospace technology.

One of our key strengths lies in the development of engineering and manufacturing procedures in our UK sites and then exporting that expertise through our global supply chain. This minimises production costs, while mnaintaining in-house levels of quality and precision.

Spirit AeroSystems Inc was created in 2005 as part of Boeing's divestiture of its Mid-Western division. Within its first year of operations (2005), Spirit acquired the aerostructures division of BAE Systems in Scotland and England and, since then, has continued to grow in order to better meet customer needs by either buying or building new sites in the US, Malaysia and France and developing joint venture partnerships in Russia and China.