Spirit AeroSystems opens Malaysian facility

Spirit AeroSystems Malaysia Sdn Bhd will occupy a central role in the development of the Malaysian aerospace industry. It is strategically located at the centre of the Malaysia International Aerospace Centre (MIAC) and adjacent to the runway for Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang (Subang Airport).

The 242 000 ft2 facility will initially produce composite sub-assemblies for Airbus single aisle aircraft. It also includes an in-house design engineering team working on developing assemblies for the latest Airbus aircraft, the A350 XWB.

The project has been supported by key Malaysian organisations including the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA), Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB).

"We have a long history of dealing with Malaysian suppliers and partners like CTRM and SMEA," says Francis Hiew, Managing Director of Spirit AeroSystems Malaysia. "The growth of Spirit and the opening of Spirit Malaysia mean that these companies can continue to grow and share in our future success."

When fully operational, the Spirit facility is expected to employ over 450 people.

Based in Wichita, Kansas, USA, Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE: SPR) is the world's largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components.