Spirit Kansas plant converts to renewable energy

Spirit AeroSystems has announced that it will convert to 100% wind-generated electricity at its headquarters in Kansas, USA.

The Spirit Wichita facility employs approximately 10,000 people and has 12 million ft2 of capacity for the production of fuselages and other aerostructures for Boeing, Airbus, and other defense contractors.

The wind power will come from 62 wind turbines run by utility company Evergy.

“Harnessing a local renewable and reliable resource dramatically reduces our corporate carbon emissions, a key priority for Spirit in achieving our sustainability goals,” said Tom Gentile, president and CEO of Spirit AeroSystems.

The conversion to Wichita’s facility increases Spirit’s global renewable electricity percentage to 75%.

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