How Patrick Shanahan Will Change Spirit Aero—Or Not

Boeing 737 shipset

A new deal with Boeing that includes more money on 737 shipsets (pictured) helps Spirit AeroSystems, but the supplier needs another deal with Airbus.

Credit: Spirit AeroSystems
Patrick Shanahan is giving himself a year to achieve change for good at Spirit AeroSystems, the troubled Wichita aerostructures supplier at the heart of Boeing’s production ecosystem and a key Tier 1 supplier across aerospace and defense. To do so, he plans to make operational changes immediately...

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