Work will get underway in earnest late this summer in a 500,000-sq.-ft. Airbus A350 composites factory that represents a milestone for North Carolina’s drive to boost its aerospace manufacturing footprint, Airbus’ presence in North America and Spirit AeroSystems growth plan as the industry’s largest independent airframe assemblies and components supplier. “I don’t think anyone can overstate the importance today of 1,000 jobs,” says North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue, speaking of the ...


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