Wichita Company Provides More For Boeing
Aviation Services has signed Spirit AeroSystems to provide
component repair and overhaul services on Boeing airplane
components, reported the Wichita Business Journal.
The contract involves repairing and overhauling engine nacelles
(engine inlets, fan cowls, thrust reversers and exhaust nozzles)
for 737 and 777 jets. Spirit currently builds nacelles for the
production of new jets.
The new Boeing contract means the company will provide repair
and overhaul service for jets currently in service around the
Spirit is certified by the FAA to sell replacement parts
directly to airlines, which opened an additional revenue stream by
giving Spirit the ability to sell parts to customers other than
The agreement is part of Boeing's Component Repair and Leasing
Services Network Service Center program offering repair support for
Boeing customers in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle
East, said Boeing.
Spirit provides experience and an inventory of thousands of
spare parts and components, said Mark Owen, vice president of
Boeing's Commercial Aviation Services Material Management.
The Boeing repair network service
center program is part of a continuing strategy to reduce
maintenance costs and provide faster repair and overhaul solutions
of key rotable, or replaceable after wear, components for Boeing
customers around the world.
Spirit ranks as the second largest Wichita-area employer in the
Wichita Business Journal's 2006 Book of Lists. The company builds
75 percent of the Boeing 737 airframe plus the forward section and
other assemblies for every Boeing commercial jet currently in
Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial
Airplanes, provides products, services and integrated solutions to
improve fleet utilization, reduce costs, leverage leading-edge
information management and ensure passenger well-being.