Spirit AeroSystems announced its Europe Repair Station in Prestwick, Scotland, has received FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Part 145 Repair Station Certification to perform aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul. The FAA certification, received Oct. 8, in addition to the facility’s existing EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certificate, allows Spirit’s Global Customer Support & Services division to work directly with airlines to perform maintenance and repair activity on components; including structures, doors and hatches, and engine/APU.
“Our advanced repair capabilities, combined with the repair station certifications our customers require, provide the reliability and in-region accessibility our customers expect,” said Cecile Houdet, Spirit AeroSystems head of GCS&S business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. “The FAA certification further expands our ability to provide premier services in all Spirit’s global repair station locations.”
Spirit AeroSystems Global Customer Support & Services also has a repair station in Wichita, Kan., USA, and the joint venture repair station Taikoo Spirit in Jinjiang, China. As a Tier 1 suppliers of aerospace structures, Spirit’s repair station capabilities are supported by extensive engineering design and manufacturing experience.
On the web: www.spiritaero.com/GCSS
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Contact: Ken Evans, Corporate Communications, 316-523-4070
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.; Nashville, Tenn.; 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.