b'KEY AREAS Design and Manufacture of Major Aircraft Structures 4 countries (USA, Malaysia, France and Scotland)SpiritAeroSystems,withheadquartersin15,000Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A., is one of the worldsemployees largestdesignersandmanufacturers1,000 at ofmajorstructuresforcommercialandPrestwickdefenseaircraft,includingthefuselage, pylons and wing components. Additionally, Spiritprovidesmaintenance,repairand overhaul services.Where Innovation BeginsAt Spirit, innovation drives everything we Spirit AeroSystems is Where Flight Begins do. We are focused on areas of research SpiritAeroSystemsisa$7billionglobalcompany,withmorethanand development that address customer 15,000 employees. Around 1,000 of those employees are located at theneeds and anticipate future challenges. companys facility in Prestwick, Ayrshire. To support this initiative, were investing inanAerospaceInnovationCentreat Prestwick is Spirits wing centre of excellence where assembly of thePrestwick. Scheduled to open in 2020, leading-and trailing-edge wing packages for the Airbus A320 family, andthecentrewillcreateafocalpoint leading-edge for the Airbus A350 XWB and the Boeing 767 takes place. tocollaborate,innovateanddevelop At Spirit Prestwick, were growing our work content with the addition ofskills.Itwillallowustoshowcaseour a new work package - Airbus A320 spoilers. Our employees developeddistinctive capabilities as a global centre new technology that gave the company a competitive advantage, leadingforthedesign,digitalmanufacturing to the repatriation of the product to the U.K. The industrialisation of thisand maintenance of current and future work will lead to an increase in headcount over the coming year. aircraft.Thecentrewillbeopento universities,engineeringpartnersand the supply chain to allow collaboration, leading to increased skills.28 Architects drawing of new Aerospace Innovation Centre'