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Spirit AeroSystems Welcomes Ratification of New Contract with International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers; Will Fully Resume Work at its Wichita Plant


WICHITA, Kan. - June 29, 2023 - Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., a subsidiary of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. [NYSE: SPR] (“Spirit AeroSystems”), welcomes today’s ratification of a new four-year contract with members of Local Lodge 839 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

The company announced it will begin restoring operations at its Wichita facility tomorrow, Friday, June 30, and begin to fully resume production on Wednesday, July 5.

“We listened closely to our employees and brought forward a fair-and-competitive offer,” said Tom Gentile, President and CEO of Spirit AeroSystems. “With its approval by our IAM-represented employees, we look forward to getting back to the important work of delivering quality products to our customers.”

Spirit will closely coordinate with its suppliers and customers as it restarts production, and the company remains focused on safety and quality standards as it ramps up production.

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. ("Spirit") is a subsidiary of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. [NYSE: SPR] (“Spirit AeroSystems”).


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About Spirit AeroSystems Inc.

Spirit AeroSystems is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial airplanes, defense platforms, and business/regional jets. With expertise in aluminum and advanced composite manufacturing solutions, the company’s core products include fuselages, integrated wings and wing components, pylons, and nacelles. We are leveraging decades of design and manufacturing expertise to be the most innovative and reliable supplier of military aerostructures, and specialty high-temperature materials, enabling warfighters to execute complex, critical missions. Spirit also serves the aftermarket for commercial and business/regional jets. Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit has facilities in the U.S., U.K., France, Malaysia and Morocco. More information is available at

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