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March 2006 edition

New acquisition boosts Spirit's presence in manufacturing sector

Spirit AeroSystems has bought BAE Systems' airframe structures services group Aerostructures for £80 million ($142 million).

The aerostructures unit will be known as Spirit AeroSystems Europe, and will produce structural components for Airbus and Boeing airliners and Raytheon's Hawker 800 XP.

Spirit AeroSystems has also delivered the 5000th Boeing 737 fuselage to SouthwestAirlines in February 2006.

Assembly line production is running at full capacity and expects to start building the latest model, the -900 ER, in the second quarter of 2006, the company said. The -900 ER variant marks the introduction of a new, flat aft pressure bulkhead that opens up additional seating capacity. Spirit hopes to assemble the first of the flat bulkheads in the first quarter of 2006, before sending them to B....

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