Cautious by its own admission, the airplane builder from Wichita is nonetheless in the early days of employing a novice workforce to make composite fuselage panels in a new factory it has built amid the farms of this rural North Carolina region. “Unit one is underway,” says General Manager and Vice President Daniel Wheeler, who has become Spirit AeroSystems go-to leader for an Airbus contract that puts the Kansas-based company in the unusual position of contributing major composite ...


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