Spirit AeroSystems [NYSE: SPR] has completed its first integrated 767 forward fuselage section for Boeing, the company said.
Spirit previously designed and built four separate forward fuselage end items for the 767: the cab, lower lobe and two side panels. These were shipped by rail to Boeing for integration.
The 767-integration work began in October 2019 in the newly opened advanced manufacturing facility on the company´s Wichita, Kansas, campus. The building showcases Spirit´s use of new technologies on production lines to improve quality and efficiency.
Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the US, UK, France and Malaysia. The company´s core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world´s aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.