Spirit AeroSystems Signs Spare Parts Agreement With British Airways

Sept. 28, 2010
Spirit will supply thrust reverser, fuselage and wing components for British Airways fleet of Boeing aircraft.

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spirit  AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) and British Airways PLC. (NYSE: BAY) today announced the signing of a supply agreement whereby Spirit will supply thrust reverser, fuselage and wing components for British Airways fleet of Boeing aircraft. This five year contract will enable British Airways to obtain predictable and competitive pricing for all parts in the Spirit catalog while ensuring availability for key parts and components.

"Supply agreements such as these underscore Spirit's commitment to customer fleet support," said Carolyn Harms, Spirit VP/GM of Aftermarket Customer Support. "This spare parts agreement highlights the confidence our customers have in Spirit's supply and support capabilities."

British Airways is a full service airline, with a global route network, flying to more than 140 destinations worldwide.

British Airways Maintenance organization supports airline operations on every continent, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

BA Engineering provides full support for the aircraft fleets of British Airways and a number of other airlines, with around 4,750 staff at more than 100 locations around the world.

BA Engineering's core capabilities are centered on Boeing 737,747,757,767 and 777 aircraft, plus the Airbus A320 family aircraft.

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.