Spirit AeroSystems

Airbus partners with Spirit AeroSystems to develop the wings of CityAirbus NextGen

Airbus partners with Spirit AeroSystems to develop the wings of CityAirbus NextGen

10-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus has signed an agreement with Spirit AeroSystems, through its subsidiary, for the development of CityAirbus NextGen’s wings. This partnership will support Airbus’ exploration of disruptive aircraft design while complying with the most stringent regulations. Spirit AeroSystems will be responsible for developing and manufacturing CityAirbus NextGen’s wings in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Both partners’ ambition is... Read more

Spirit Delivers 5th CH-53K System Demonstration Test Article

Spirit Delivers 5th CH-53K System Demonstration Test Article

22-May-2018Source: Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems announced it has successfully delivered the fifth System Demonstration Test Article (SDTA) CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter fuselage for the U.S. Marine Corps from Spirit’s Wichita, Kan., facility. Major assembly on the fuselage for SDTA six, the final SDTA helicopter, is underway. Spirit is responsible for the assembly of the entire cockpit and... Read more

Spirit starts assembly on the next CH-53K

Spirit starts assembly on the next CH-53K

20-Jun-2017Source: Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems [NYSE: SPR] today announced it has started assembly of the fifth System Demonstration Test Article (SDTA) CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps at Spirit’s Wichita, Kan., facility. Major assembly on SDTA five is scheduled to begin in September. Spirit is responsible for the assembly of the entire cockpit and... Read more

Design software speeds V280 fuselage at Spirit AeroSystems

Design software speeds V280 fuselage at Spirit AeroSystems

10-Dec-2015Source: HyperSizer

When announcing the completion of the Bell V-280 tiltrotor fuselage at a September press conference, Bell Helicopter leadership applauded the Bell Helicopter/Spirit AeroSystems team for a job well done, ahead of schedule and within budget. This event marked the culmination of a successful first-time collaboration between the two companies. The sizing and analysis software Spirit... Read more

First Fuselage for Bell V-280 Valor completed

First Fuselage for Bell V-280 Valor completed

24-Sep-2015Source: Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems Inc. [NYSE: SPR] announced it has completed the first fuselage to Bell Helicopter for the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) program. The unit was designed and assembled in Spirit’s rapid prototyping facility in Wichita, Kan., in just 22 months. The composite fuselage is being prepped to ship to Bell’s Amarillo, Texas, facility for... Read more

Spirit delivers Third SDTA CH-53K fuselage to Sikorsky

Spirit delivers Third SDTA CH-53K fuselage to Sikorsky

22-Jun-2015Source: Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. [NYSE: SPR] today announced it has successfully delivered to Sikorsky the third fuselage section for the CH-53K ‘King Stallion’ heavy lift helicopter program’s System Demonstration and Test Article (SDTA) contract.  Consisting of an integrated cockpit and cabin structure with a separately attached tail section, the composite-skinned fuselage will enable prime contractor Sikorsky... Read more

Spirit to manufacture Bell V-280 Valor fuselage

Spirit to manufacture Bell V-280 Valor fuselage

21-Oct-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE: SPR) will design, develop and manufacture the fuselage for the Bell V-280 Valor™. “We are pleased Spirit has made the strategic decision to join Team Valor and will provide the fuselage for the Bell V-280, our third generation tiltrotor,” said John... Read more

CPI Aero to build CH-53K structures for Spirit AeroSystems

CPI Aero to build CH-53K structures for Spirit AeroSystems

9-Sep-2013Source: CPI Aero

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (CPI Aero(R)) (NYSE MKT:CVU) announced that it has been selected by Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (Spirit) (NYSE: SPR) to manufacture structural assemblies for four CH-53K heavy lift helicopter System Demonstration Test Articles (SDTA). Spirit will produce the four additional SDTA cockpit and cabin components of the CH-53K for its prime contractor Sikorsky Aircraft... Read more

Spirit AeroSystems wins $60M contract for OpEval CH-53K work

Spirit AeroSystems wins $60M contract for OpEval CH-53K work

28-Jun-2013Source: Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) has received a $60 million contract from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. to supply the major structural cockpit and cabin components of four additional CH-53K heavy lift helicopters. Designated System Demonstration Test Articles (SDTA), the four production-representative aircraft will be used by the U.S. Marine Corps to evaluate the helicopter’s mission capabilities in service operating... Read more

Leadership changes at Spirit AeroSystems

Leadership changes at Spirit AeroSystems

24-Jul-2011Source: Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems announced today a series of organizational changes to better align leadership with the needs of the business. David Coleal will join the company as senior vice president/general manager of the Fuselage Segment. In that role, Mr. Coleal will be responsible for the company’s fuselage structures and components, comprising more than $2 billion dollars... Read more

Spirit AeroSystems announces public stock offering by existing equity holders

Spirit AeroSystems announces public stock offering by existing equity holders

8-Apr-2011Source: Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) (the “Company”) today announced that it intends to commence a public secondary offering of 10,307,375 shares of class A common stock. The Company will not receive any proceeds from the offering. The shares are being offered primarily by affiliates of Onex Corporation (“Onex”) and members of management of the Company.... Read more

Spirit AeroSystems to recognize Q1 charge on CH-53K program

Spirit AeroSystems to recognize Q1 charge on CH-53K program

7-Apr-2011Source: Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) today announced it expects a pre-tax charge of approximately $28 million, or $0.13 per share associated with the development effort on the CH-53K helicopter program. “As a result of lessons learned on development of the initial cockpit and cabin, we have decided to proceed with a more traditional design... Read more

Spirit AeroSystems celebrates milestone on CH-53K program

Spirit AeroSystems celebrates milestone on CH-53K program

20-Dec-2010Source: Spirit AeroSystems

WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 16, 2010 — Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR), the world’s largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components, today celebrated the rollout of the Sikorsky CH-53K helicopter fuselage being delivered to support assembly of the first developmental test vehicle. The fuselage assembly, which includes composite cockpit and cabin sections designed and built by... Read more

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