Spirit AeroSystems Aftermarket Customer Support Signs Spare Parts Agreement with China Airlines

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) and China Airlines announced the signing of a supply agreement whereby Spirit Aftermarket Customer Support (ACS) will provide thrust reverser, fuselage, and wing component spare parts for China Airlines' fleet of Boeing aircraft. This multi-year contract will enable China Airlines to obtain predictable and competitive pricing for all parts in the Spirit Catalog while ensuring availability for key parts and components.

"This agreement is a continuation of Spirit's aftermarket spare parts distribution commitment in Asia Pacific," said Mike Williams, VP/GM of Spirit Aftermarket Customer Support. "Spirit recognizes the dynamic growth in Asia Pacific, and is well prepared to equip ourselves to provide World Class service and support to meet our customers' specific needs."

China Airlines currently operates 10 Boeing 737-800, 13 Boeing 747-400, and 20 Boeing 747-400F airplanes. China Airlines also operates Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. 

On the web: www.spiritaero.com/aftermarket  

About Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE: SPR), with headquarters in Wichita, Kan., USA, is one of the world's largest non-OEM designers and manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial aircraft. In addition to its Wichita and Chanute facilities in Kansas, Spirit has locations in Tulsa and McAlester, Okla.; Kinston, N.C.; Prestwick, Scotland; Preston, England; Subang, Malaysia; and Saint-Nazaire, France. In the U.S., Spirit's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components. Additionally, Spirit provides aftermarket customer support services, including spare parts, maintenance/repair/overhaul, and fleet support services in North America, Europe and Asia. Spirit Europe produces wing components for a host of customers, including Airbus.

About China Airlines
China Airlines has consistently been Taiwan's largest airline company and one of Asia's leading carriers since its 1959 founding. The airline proudly took its place as one of 15 members in the SkyTeam global airline alliance in 2011. China Airlines currently operates 71 aircraft, including 51 passenger jets and 20 freighters. It also has 14 A350-900s on order that are expected to be delivered in 2015. China Airlines serves 111 destinations in 28 countries and regions worldwide, connecting Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania, and offering superb, comfortable and safe service for worldwide passengers. For more information, please visit China Airlines' website at: http://www.china-airlines.com/en/index.htm

SOURCE Spirit AeroSystems



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