Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems Confirm Talks in Statements

Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems both issued statements confirming rumored talks of acquisition. “We have been working closely with Spirit AeroSystems and its leadership to strengthen the quality of the commercial airplanes that we build together,” The Boeing statement said. “We confirm that our collaboration has resulted in preliminary discussions about making Spirit AeroSystems a part of Boeing again.”

The Boeing statement went on to say the company believes that the reintegration of Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems’ manufacturing operations would further strengthen aviation safety, improve quality and serve the interests of our customers, employees, and shareholders. 

“Although there can be no assurance that we will be able to reach an agreement, we are committed to finding ways to continue to improve the safety and quality of the airplanes on which millions of people depend each and every day,” the Boeing statement said.

Spirit AeroSystems also released a statement confirming that it is currently engaged in discussions with Boeing about a possible acquisition of the company by Boeing.

The Spirit statement said, “The Spirit Board of Directors and management team are committed to enhancing shareholder value and regularly review the Company’s opportunities to further this objective. No assurances can be given that a definitive agreement will be entered into, that any transaction will be consummated, or the timing, terms or conditions of any such transaction. Spirit does not intend to comment further on market speculation or disclose any developments unless and until it otherwise deems further disclosure is appropriate or required.”