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Spirit AeroSystems officially opens Malaysian aerospace facility

WICHITA: Spirit AeroSystems officially opened its aerospace manufacturing and design facility in Malaysia today.

Eventually, the facility is expected to employ more than 450 people in assembly, manufacturing, engineering, commercial and support roles.

The 242,000 square-foot plant will initially produce composite subassemblies for Airbus single-aisle aircraft. It also will perform design engineering developing assemblies for the Airbus A350 XWB.

The Malaysian prime minister is to officiate at an opening ceremony for the facility today. The project has received support from the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad.