Spirit AeroSystems is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial airplanes, defence platforms, and business/regional jets. With expertise in aluminium and advanced composite manufacturing solutions, the company’s core products include fuselages, integrated wings and wing components, pylons, and nacelles. Spirit also serves the aftermarket for commercial and business/regional jets and is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, with further facilities in the U.S., U.K., France, Malaysia and Morocco.
Spirit, Belfast comprises engineering, manufacturing and MRO facilities, all of which have extensive capabilities in advanced composites. The fully integrated wings for the Airbus A220 commercial aircraft family and the horizontal stabiliser for the Global 7500 business jet are produced in Belfast using its award-winning, Resin Transfer Infusion technology. The site’s support of cleaner transport solutions includes the development of fixed composite wings for the fully electric CityAirbus NextGen prototype and the application of aerospace composite technologies to the Belfast Maritime Consortium’s zero-emission, passenger-ferry project.
Spirit, Belfast is an industrial partner in the Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE), which is part of the Belfast City Deal’s Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Centre.