WICHITA, Kan. The trickle down effect of Spirit's planned growth in Wichita is beginning to hold.
Lee Aerospace today announced a new multi-year agreement to fabricate additional commercial aircraft parts through 2023 for longtime customer Spirit AeroSystems. Lee Aerospace facilities will deliver the parts to Spirit’s headquarters site in Wichita, Kansas.
“This is an important win for our company, our employees and our community,” said Jim Lee, President of Lee Aerospace. “Our team works hard to earn the trust of our customers and we’re proud to continue this important partnership with Spirit AeroSystems. It’s tremendously rewarding to help build aircraft that serve thousands of travelers.”
Lee Aerospace produces a variety of commercial parts for Spirit, and other companies, and has supportedSpirit since 2009. Both companies are headquartered in Wichita.
"That gives us a great foundation to grown on," said Lee. "We hope to expand our product line with Spirit as time goes on."
“Lee Aerospace has been and continues to be a valued partner of Spirit AeroSystems,” said Jim Reed, Spirit’s vice president of Global Supply Chain. “They’re quick to collaborate with customers to find the best possible solutions or suggest and implement process improvements.”
Lee hopes that continued local growth for Spirit can lead to Lee Aerospace adding more jobs.
"If the city and county approve certain incentives for Spirit, they’ll bring those jobs to Wichita," explained Lee. "Therefore, I’ll hire more people to support those jobs at Spirit."