Severe weather damages Spirit AeroSystems facility
April 16, 2012, Wichita, Kan. - Spirit AeroSystems announced today that its Wichita, Kan., facility sustained structural damage during severe weather on April 14, 2012. All personnel were safely accounted for, and the emergency management plan was immediately implemented.
Initial assessments indicate that damage is primarily limited to infrastructure, including buildings and utilities, and that production equipment appears to be largely unaffected.
Operations are suspended at least through Tuesday, April 17, 2012, to ensure the safety of our people, complete our damage evaluation, and finalize plans for systematically bringing production online. The company expects near-term production disruptions, including delivery impacts as recovery plans are executed.
"We are thankful that none of our employees were injured in this event, and we continue to remain focused on safety as we assess damage and execute our recovery plans," said Jeff Turner, President and CEO. "We are also working closely with our customers to minimize the expected delivery impacts."