Spirit AeroSystems and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes Announce Agreements for Thrust Reverser Refurbishment Program, Composites/Structures Program, and Spare Parts Purchasing

Sept. 27, 2010
Spirit will supply these services at its FAA approved Repair Station located in Wichita, Kan.
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes to exclusively provide Next-Generation Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 CFM56-7 thrust reverser service bulletin modifications 737-78-1069 / 737-78-1079 and repair services.

Spirit will supply these services at its FAA approved Repair Station located in Wichita, Kan. Additionally, Spirit will partner with GOL to develop composite/structural repair capabilities and support thrust reverser services at GOL's aircraft maintenance facility located at Brazil's Tancredo Neves International Airport.  

Lastly, GOL will purchase Spirit airframe and component licensed PMA structural spare parts. These expendable and repairable spare parts will be utilized to maintain GOL's Next-Generation Boeing 737 and 767 fleets.

"This is an exciting opportunity for Spirit to enter into the Latin American market and partner with an exceptional airline, GOL," stated Carolyn Harms, VP/GM of Spirit Aftermarket Customer Support. "This contract strengthens Spirit's aftermarket spare parts distribution and component MRO global presence."

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.

About GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes

GOL based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, GOL has establishing itself as one of the fastest growing low-cost, low-fare airlines in the world.   GOL operates 108 Next Generation Boeing 737-700 and 737-800. With a new and modern fleet, comprised of the safest and most comfortable aircraft in the class, GOL's operations are differentiated by reduced maintenance costs and low fuel consumption, which provides the company high use and efficiency rates.

SOURCE Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.