Spirit AeroSystems to expand manufacturing facilities in Malaysia

Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE: SPR) plans to expand its manufacturing operations in Subang, Malaysia, to accommodate increasing volumes of assembly work on aerostructure components for commercial airliners, the company said.

Spirit AeroSystems is in the architectural and engineering planning stages to add a 50,000 square-foot manufacturing facility adjacent to other buildings on its campus in the Malaysia International Aerospace Centre near Kuala Lumpur.
Spirit AeroSystems is in the architectural and engineering planning stages to add a 50,000 square-foot manufacturing facility adjacent to other buildings on its campus in the Malaysia International Aerospace Centre near Kuala Lumpur.

The company is in the architectural and engineering planning stages to add a 50,000 square-foot manufacturing facility adjacent to other buildings on its campus in the Malaysia International Aerospace Centre near Kuala Lumpur. Construction is set to begin in October with a target for operations to begin in mid-2018. Spirit expects to eventually add about 300 workers to the current site population of 700.

Spirit employs about 15,000 people worldwide designing and building complex aerostructures for the world´s most recognizable airplanes.

Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the US, U.K., France and Malaysia. The company´s core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world´s premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.