From left: Julie Elise-Acosta, Marcel Anozie and Matt Nelson show off a composite wing component designed by Spirit AeroSystem’s research and development team. The part was designed using the same process the company used to manufacture the next-generation spoiler for the Airbus A320 jetliner.
From left: Julie Elise-Acosta, Marcel Anozie and Matt Nelson show off a composite wing component designed by Spirit AeroSystem’s research and development team. The part was designed using the same process the company used to manufacture the next-generation spoiler for the Airbus A320 jetliner. Travis Heying The Wichita Eagle
From left: Julie Elise-Acosta, Marcel Anozie and Matt Nelson show off a composite wing component designed by Spirit AeroSystem’s research and development team. The part was designed using the same process the company used to manufacture the next-generation spoiler for the Airbus A320 jetliner. Travis Heying The Wichita Eagle

Composite breakthrough primes Spirit for new – and maybe more – work

August 17, 2017 05:54 AM

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  • Spirit to add 1,000 jobs in Wichita

    Spirit AeroSystems plans to add more than 1,000 jobs over the two years, President and CEO Tom Gentile announced Wednesday. It also plans $1 billion in new capital investment at its Wichita site over five years, he said. Gentile said the company needs to grow and is out of room. ( Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle/Dec. 6, 2017)