Spirit AeroSystems to add 1,400 jobs at Wichita facility

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc, which supplies the fuselage for Boeing Co's best-selling 737 jetliner, said on Wednesday it would add 1,400 jobs at its facility in Wichita, Kansas.

The aircraft parts maker told a news conference that the jobs for its commercial and defense programs were in addition to the 1,000 jobs the company announced last year and come as it works to expand production capacity.

Boeing, the world's largest planemaker,has been wrestling with delays from Spirit and other suppliers that have snarled production at its Seattle-area 737 plant. Boeing currently plans to raise production rates almost 10 percent on its 737 next year, building 57 planes a month up from 52 now. It may go even higher as it strives to serve growing global travel demand, particularly in Asian markets.

Spirit also said its new 150,000 square-foot Global Digital Logistics Center was on schedule to open in early 2019 in Wichita.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

In This Story


Other Topics

Stocks World Markets


Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations, and directly to consumers at Reuters.com and via Reuters TV.

Learn More