Spirit AeroSystems opens Airbus A320 spoiler manufacturing facility in Scotland

Spirit AeroSystems [NYSE: SPR] has announced the opening of a new composite manufacturing facility at its site in Prestwick, Scotlandthat, which is expected to create more than 100 jobs in the UK, the company said.

This facility leverages advanced composite technology from Spirit´s research and development portfolio and brings new work to the site in the form of the Airbus A320 family spoiler.

The RTM solution supports the high-volume production of spoilers and other monolithic components and promises to deliver improved quality and significant cost savings. The investment has allowed Spirit to establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility using the latest automation and robotics. With these innovative technologies, Spirit will achieve the required rate of approximately 700 aircraft and 7,000 spoilers annually, and create more than 100 new jobs in Scotland.

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 premier aircraft.