Orizon Aersostructures to purchase Chanute operations of Spirit AeroSystems

Orizon Aerostructures has signed an agreement to purchase Spirit AeroSystems´ Chanute operations, expanding on its June announcement to establish an aerospace manufacturing facility in Chanute, Kan., the company said.

As part of the agreement, Spirit´s Chanute statement of work will transition under the new company name Orizon Aerostructures — Chanute, Inc. Current Spirit employees in Chanute will transfer to Orizon as part of the divestiture. The transaction will take effect Sept. 30, 2016.

Orizon Aerostructures manufactures and supplies complex structural components and major sub-assemblies for leading airframe manufacturers in the commercial aerospace, military and defense, and general aviation industries.