Spirit AeroSystems Develops Sustainable Composite Manufacturing Technologies for Next Generation High Rate Wing Aerostructures

july 16 2012

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. has matured a low cost, high rate composite manufacturing process for primary wing box parts production. This work has been carried out by Spirit Shadow Works European division in their Composite Development Centre facilities in Prestwick, Scotland. The innovative out of autoclave fabrication process will produce high tolerance composite integrated parts such as primary wing skins and spars with less energy input, lower capital investment and lower recurring part production costs.

Marcello Grassi, Head of Technology, Spirit AeroSystems Europe commented: "This is a crucial milestone in our quest to deliver to our OEM customers a composite production system capable of coping with next generation Aerostructures' high production rates with more balanced and sustainable technology."

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