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Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
Public
Traded as NYSESPR (Class A)
Russell 1000 Component
Industry Aerospace and defense
Founded 2005
Headquarters Wichita, Kansas, United States
Key people
Tom Gentile, CEO
Sanjay Kapoor, CFO
Samantha Marnick, CAO
Products Aerostructures
Revenue $6.8 billion (2016)
Number of employees
15,500 (2017)

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. ("Spirit") is the world's biggest first-tier aerostructures manufacturer. They are in Wichita, Kansas. Spirit's main competition comes from Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division, UTC Aerospace Systems, Leonardo, and Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

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