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Spirit AeroSystems welcomes Belcan to AIC in Prestwick

Posted 9 September 2020 · Add Comment

ADS Member, Spirit AeroSystems, announced today that Belcan will be onsite as a Strategic Partner in Spirit's Aerospace Innovation Centre (AIC) in Prestwick, Scotland, working directly alongside Spirit engineers when the facility opens.

Above: Dr Sean Black, Spirit Vice President and Chief Engineer of Programmes (left, centre) and Keith Matthews, President of Belcan International (right, centre), signed the MoU earlier this year in Prestwick to formalise the agreement.
(Photo was taken in February, pre-social distancing requirements)
Image courtesy Spirit AeroSystems

The companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter into a strategic partnership. Belcan, a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting and information technology services (with its UK HQ in Derby), will provide Spirit with broad-based engineering capabilities and specific skills, primarily focused on supporting Spirit's wing engineering activities in Prestwick. This includes multi-disciplinary engineering skills, program management and manufacturing engineering resources.

"We are pleased to announce this partnership and MoU as key milestones in securing the high-level engineering talent required to support the design and build of Spirit's innovative aerostructures. This powerful collaboration further enhances Spirit's ability to continue to leverage our full suite of Distinctive Capabilities, particularly in developing advanced aircraft architectures, to define the aircraft of tomorrow," said Dr Sean Black, Spirit Vice President and Chief Engineer of Programmes.

"We look forward to increasing and strengthening our world-class support of Spirit through this MoU," said Lance Kwasniewski, CEO of Belcan. "This solid collaboration draws upon Belcan's broad and deep engineering expertise, full lifecycle capabilities and global experience to continue as Spirit's trusted engineering services partner."

"We are proud to be Spirit's engineering service provider of choice and delighted to sign this MoU as a demonstration of our commitment," Matthews said. "Belcan is looking forwarding to creating tremendous value for Spirit as they shape the future of the aerostructures market."

The AIC is an 85,000 square foot centre to house Spirit's engineering design and manufacturing expertise alongside advanced development and pre-production equipment in a collaborative environment with key partners.  


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