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Spirit AeroSystems signs agreement with Boeing on 787 claims

Spirit AeroSystems has signed a  contract amendment with Boeing concerning increased costs associated with the development and production of Boeing‘s long-delayed 787-8 Dreamliner.

The amendment completes the previously announced memo of agreement, Spirit said Tuesday.

Delays have meant increased costs and changes to the program.

“With this agreement we continue to reinforce our partnership with our largest customer as we work together for the long-term success of the 787 program,” Phil Anderson, Spirit senior vice president and chief financial officer said in a statement.

Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds the forward fuselage and engine pylons for the 787 program in Wichita and the wing leading edge components in its Tulsa plant.

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