Spirit AeroSystems Aftermarket Receives High Performing Partner Award from Cathay Pacific Airways

Aug 22, 2013, 07:30 ET from Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) Aftermarket Customer Support (ACS) was recently recognized with the High Performing Partner Award from Cathay Pacific Airways. In 2008, Spirit AeroSystems received a contract to provide overhaul, repair, and modification services for Cathay Pacific Airways' fleet of 777 Trent 800 thrust reversers. The repair work is performed at Taikoo Spirit AeroSystems Composite Co. Ltd., a joint venture with Spirit ACS, HAECO/TAECO and others, in Jinjiang, China. Spirit AeroSystems is the Trent 800 nacelle and thrust reverser original production manufacturer.

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"Spirit AeroSystems Aftermarket Customer Support was selected for delivering consistent, high performance in support of our Trent 800 program," said Patrick Low Inn Loong, Procurement Manager, Cathay Pacific Airways Limited.

"Cathay Pacific is a key customer to Spirit's Aftermarket segment," said Mike Williams, VP/GM of Spirit Aftermarket Customer Support. "We are very pleased to receive this award based on our customer's high service standards."

Cathay Pacific currently operates 24 Boeing 747, 49 Boeing 777, 37 Airbus A330, and 11 Airbus A340 airplanes. Cathay Pacific also has 80 firm orders for additional Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

On the web: www.spiritaero.com/aftermarket On Twitter: @SpiritACS

About Spirit AeroSystems Inc. Spirit AeroSystems, 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.; Nashville, Tenn.; 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 Cathay Pacific Airways Cathay Pacific Airways flies daily to Hong Kong and beyond from Los Angeles, New York JFK, San Francisco and Chicago. Cathay Pacific was recently awarded the World's Best Business Class in the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards™. More information, including current fares and availability, may be found by visiting the airline's website at cathaypacific.com/us or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cathaypacificus.

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