Spirit AeroSystems Opens International Offices to Support Demand for Spare Parts

September 28, 2010

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) today announced the opening of a new sales office in Shannon, Ireland, to service customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Establishing regional centers around the world positions Spirit in close proximity to a worldwide customer base and allows for quicker response to emerging customer requirements.

“We continue to work on strengthening our relationships globally and opening offices in the EMEA region positions us closer to our customers,” said Carolyn Harms, Spirit VP/GM of Aftermarket Customer Support. “We want to give our customers easy access to our team when they have emergent requests. Our customers have expressed their desire to have regional support and Spirit is filling this need.

“After announcing plans last year to work directly with international customers on sales and distribution of spare parts, we believe that the global expansion of our sales force takes Spirit another step closer toward the execution of our aftermarket growth strategy and long term value creation for our international customers.”

On the web: www.spiritaero.com

About Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

Based in Wichita, Kan., Spirit AeroSystems is the world’s largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components. In addition to its Kansas facility, Spirit has locations in Tulsa and McAlester, Okla.; Kinston, N.C.; Prestwick, Scotland; Samlesbury, England; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and is developing a new manufacturing facility in Saint-Nazaire, France. In the U.S., Spirit’s core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components. Additionally, Spirit provides aftermarket customer support services, including spare parts, maintenance/repair/overhaul, and fleet support services in North America, Europe and Asia. Spirit Europe produces wing components for a host of customers, including Airbus.

SOURCE Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

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