Spirit AeroSystems

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KNSS News
January 23, 2020 - 2:27 pm
Layoffs at Spirit AeroSystems have spread to the airplane parts-maker's plants in Oklahoma amid the widening fallout in its home state of Kansas caused by the halt in production of the troubled Boeing 737 MAX. Spirit filed notice with the state of Oklahoma on Thursday that it plans to lay off about...
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KNSS News
January 14, 2020 - 8:41 pm
Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the debt rating for Spirit AeroSystems to junk-bond status after the major supplier of fuselages for Boeing's troubled 737 Max announced massive layoffs last week. Monday's downgrade comes after Spirit announced on Friday that it was laying off 2,800 workers...
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KNSS News
January 10, 2020 - 9:39 am
Aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems is laying off 2,800 employees at its Wichita, Kansas, facility due to the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. Employees will be paid for the 60-day notice period. Affected employees will leave the company beginning Jan. 22. Friday moring Spirit AeroSystems...
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KNSS News
January 06, 2020 - 11:00 pm
Spirit AeroSystems is offering a voluntary layoff program for eligible employees due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the 737 MAX. KSN News reports that company officials said they are evaluating a range of potential actions to reduce costs, and they do not know how long the pause in production...
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KNSS News
December 29, 2019 - 6:58 am
A man in his 20s has serious injuries after an accident overnight in south Wichita. It happened around 2:30 a.m., near Oliver and east MacArthur Road, at Spirit Aerosystems. Wichita Police say the man was traveling south on Oliver when the vehicle left the roadway, striking some trees and a fence...
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KNSS News
December 20, 2019 - 11:28 am
United Airlines says it will be pulling the Boeing 737 Max out of its flight schedule until June. And Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems, which builds fuselages, will end deliveries intended for the Max aircraft as damage from the troubled aircraft begins to ripple outward to suppliers. United is...
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KNSS News
December 18, 2019 - 7:47 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says that the state may have to help pay workers at aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems to keep them on the assembly line if the Boeing 737 Max stays grounded much longer. Kelly spoke with Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems CEO Tom Gentile on Tuesday, one day after Boeing...
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Rodney Price
November 19, 2019 - 11:12 am
The Wichita City Council finished their weekly meeting in less than an hour Tuesday. The Council approved $40 million in industrial revenue bonds to Spirit AeroSystems, which will help fund bay upgrades, chillers, cranes, road improvements and more. The third quarter financial report for the city...
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Rodney Price
November 19, 2019 - 10:26 am
The Wichita City Council approved $40 million in industrial revenue bonds to Spirit AeroSystems. The IRBs for the city's biggest employer will help fund bay upgrades, chillers, cranes, cooling towers, lighting upgrades, chemical mill improvements, industrial waste line, road improvements and more...
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June 07, 2019 - 10:41 am
Spirit Aerosystems is implementing short workweek starting Friday, June 21 in wake of 737 MAX issues. The company is shortening the workweek from 40 to 32 hours for all salaried, management and executive employees working on commercial airplane programs. Employees on the Strategic Defense program...
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