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18th December 2017, Wichita, KS

Spirit plans major $1 billion expansion

Spirit President and CEO Tom Gentile made the announcement with local and state government leaders in Wichita. © Spirit AeroSystemsSpirit AeroSystems has announced plans for major expansion and growth, including the addition of 1,000 jobs and capital investments totalling US$ 1 billion over the next five years at its Wichita, KS, facility. The majority of the new job creation will be in the hourly ranks, including skilled sheet metal mechanics, composite technicians and CNC machine operators.

The growth is fuelled by a number of factors, such as increasing production rates on existing commercial aircraft programmes, growth in Spirit's Fabrication and Defense businesses and other new business pursuits.

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