Spirit AeroSystems opened its new 500,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Kinston, N.C., Friday. The plant will be used to design and manufacture the A350's composite center fuselage upper and lower shells and front wing spar. "Design work has been underway for approximately two years and the manufacturing process will begin immediately," it said in a statement. Attending the opening ceremony, Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders said, "Here at the Kinston plant an ...

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