Aircraft supplier Cox Machine said Tuesday it has signed a new agreement with Spirit AeroSystems to supply parts “well into the next decade.”
The agreement covers about 2,000 different parts numbers the Wichita-based company supplies to Spirit and “secures our current work statement,” said Cox Machine President Jason Cox.
He wouldn’t disclose the exact length of the agreement, but said it expands the chances for his 250-employee company to do more work for Spirit, which is a Tier I supplier to Airbus and Boeing.
“This really solidifies our partnership and lets us be a part of new opportunities,” Cox said Tuesday.
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The company specializes in 3-, 4- and 5-axis precision machining, sheet metal fabrication and assembly for large commercial, business and military aircraft. Last year it was named Spirit’s Domestic Supplier of the Year.
Cox Machine operates from an 85,000-square-foot building at 5338 W. 21st as well as a facility in Harper. It also is constructing a 50,000-square-foot building on five acres across the street from its Wichita facility.
The company was founded in 1954 by Bud Cox, Jason Cox’s grandfather. Jason Cox and his father, Steve Cox, the company’s CEO, make up the succeeding generations to own and operate the company.