A version of this article appears in the September 8 Issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. If you read the Wichita-related headlines one way this summer, Spirit AeroSystems sounds like the kind of company to avoid. In July, a shopworker was critically injured after getting caught in machinery, then a small fire erupted in August. The top-tier aerostructures provider has been trying to sell its wing-plant facilities in Oklahoma since last year but cannot seem to close a deal; recent ...


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