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Spirit AeroSystems Aftermarket Customer Support Signs Distribution Agreement with Darchem Engineering


WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) has signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement with Darchem Engineering Ltd to distribute their engine nacelle heat blankets. This agreement allows Spirit to market and distribute on a worldwide basis blankets for B737 aircraft. These parts numbers will now appear in Spirit's parts catalog.

"We are pleased that Darchem has confidence in Spirit and our global reach into the airline and MRO markets," said Mike Williams, VP/GM of Spirit Aftermarket Customer Support. "This provides us with product expansion while giving Darchem new channels to market their products."

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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 Darchem Engineering Ltd.
Darchem has six business units, three of which provide engineered solutions to high temperature problems associated with the aerospace market. The others provide fire protection and high temperature insulation and fabrication solutions for the offshore, naval and nuclear markets.

Darchem utilises computer aided design techniques and software, combined with on site fire testing facilities, and unrivalled expertise to provide the optimum engineered solution to our customer's high temperature problems.

SOURCE Spirit AeroSystems