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Spirit AeroSystems Recognizes 2011 Platinum Suppliers

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Spirit AeroSystems Recognizes 2011 Platinum Suppliers07:30 EDT Wednesday, May 09, 2012WICHITA, Kan., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE:SPR), one of the world's largest non-OEM designers and manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial aircraft, has recognized 13 companies as 2011 Platinum Suppliers for their customer satisfaction and excellent performance in 2011. Spirit's mission to provide their customers with high-quality, cost-competitive products and services could not be accomplished without the support of a competent, innovative and reliable supply base. "Spirit suppliers are expected to provide materials and services of the right quality, in the right quantity, at the right time, and at the right price," said Charles McKinny, Spirit vice president, corporate supply chain management & global strategy. "These activities help Spirit achieve the goal of continually elevating our own quality and level of performance for our customers."The 13 companies were selected based on their performance in 2011 considering factors such as quality, on-time delivery, support, and willingness to partner with Spirit for overall improvement in value delivered to Spirit and subsequently to Spirit's customers. The 13 companies were honored Tuesday night in Wichita, Kan., at Spirit's Inaugural Supplier Recognition Event.  "Our 2011 Platinum Suppliers represent a diverse group of organizations from around the world," said Rhea Rakestraw, Spirit senior manager, global business office - strategic initiatives. "Through their commitment to teamwork and operational excellence, they contribute to Spirit's competitive global cost structure."These honored suppliers represent the model of behavior which will allow Spirit to continue to grow and develop lasting relationships with both suppliers and customers. A list of the Spirit 2011 Platinum Suppliers follows:3V Fasteners Company, Inc. ? Corona, Calif.Aerospace Dynamics International ? Valencia, Calif.Aerospace Technology of Korea, Inc. ? Sacheon-si, KoreaComplexx Machining ? Wichita, Kan.DB Schenker Logistics ? Atlanta, Ga.Exacta Aerospace, Inc. ? Wichita, Kan.Infosys Limited ? Bengaluru, IndiaNikkiso Co. ? Tokyo, JapanRomaero S.A. ? Bucharest, RomaniaTurkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. ? Ankara, TurkeyUS Tool Group ? Desloge, Mo.Valent Aerostructures ? Cottonwood Falls, Kan.Weston EU Limited ? Colne, Lancashire, U.K.On the web: www.spiritaero.com About Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. Spirit AeroSystems, with headquarters in Wichita, Kan., USA, is one of the world's largest non-OEM designers and manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial aircraft. In addition to its Wichita and Chanute facilities in Kansas, Spirit has locations in Tulsa and McAlester, Okla.; Kinston, N.C.; Prestwick, Scotland; Preston, England; Subang, Malaysia; and 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.   SOURCE Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.For further information: Jarrod Bartlett, Corporate Communications, +1-316-523-5649