WICHITA, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (“Spirit” or “Spirit AeroSystems”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR), highlights the company’s industry-leading achievements in digital and advanced manufacturing solutions at the 2021 Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference.
Spirit AeroSystems helps customers transform production by connecting factories across design and production to orchestrate people and processes. Using the digital thread to embed information throughout all stages of conception, design, manufacturing and production creates more efficient manufacturing and helps industry partners reduce costs, position themselves scale, industrialize new ideas, ensure quality, meet demanding schedules, and flatten learning curves.
“Spirit AeroSystems doesn’t just talk about digital transformation, we design and execute highly complex work packages using lessons learned as one of the world’s largest Tier 1 aerostructures commercial companies in the world,” said said Eric Hein, Spirit’s Vice President, Advanced Defense Development and Space Programs. “Our experience enables us to help our customers design and build next-generation platforms using the digital thread to ensure a smooth transition from prototype to production, while simultaneously ensuring full traceability from engineering to every successful step in the process in a rapidly changing market.”
“Digital engineering and advanced manufacturing are key elements of Spirit’s defense diversification strategy and will remain key areas of investment going forward,” Hein said.
Hein will also participate in the Digital Engineering/Advanced Manufacturing panel on Tuesday, September 21 at 11:00 a.m. ET, which will be moderated by United States Space Force Chief Scientist Dr. Joel B. Mozer.
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About Spirit AeroSystems Inc.
Spirit AeroSystems is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial aircraft, defense platforms and business/regional jets. With expertise in aluminum and advanced composite materials manufacturing solutions, the company’s main products include airframes, integrated wings and wing components, pylons and nacelles. We draw on decades of design and manufacturing expertise to be the most innovative and reliable supplier of military aerostructures and special high-temperature materials, enabling warfighters to execute complex and critical missions. Spirit also serves the commercial and business/regional jet aftermarket. Based in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit has facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Malaysia and Morocco. More information is available at www.spiritaero.com.
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