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2780 JetPort Road

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New Web Site Launched for Spirit AeroSystems Composite Center of Excellence

KINSTON, N.C. -- The North Carolina Global TransPark (GTP) has completed a new website for the GTP's onsite training center.  The site, found at, went live on   December 15, 2010.

The 33,000 square-foot Spirit AeroSystems Composite Center of Excellence is available for use by the general public and all GTP tenants for training, education, and meetings. 
Spirit Completes Curing of First Fuselage Panel
The Airbus A350 XWB program has reached a new industrial milestone with the successful curing of this new-generation jetliner's composite "crown" fuselage panel. The 19.7-metres-long, 77-square-metre component was completed by Airbus partner Spirit Aerosystems at its Kinston, North Carolina, USA site.

First A350 XWB Spar Component Shipped from Spirit's Facility at Global TransPark

KINSTON, N.C. - Spirit AeroSystems Inc., the world's largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components, shipped the first production leading edge spar component - an outer spar - for the Airbus A350 XWB program out of its Kinston, N.C., facility.

A leading edge spar is a wing component, part of the fixed leading edge, and comprises six major sections: inner, mid and outer for each wing. The outer spar shipped today is the first of the group to be produced by Spirit, and makes up about 8 percent of the total spar weight. It is approximately 11.5 meters in length. Spar components are made of 100 percent carbon fiber material, and all six combined weigh about one ton (1,000 kg).