July 9, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems (
) Ltd. at Farnborough International Airshow today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sigma Aeronautics Ltd., as part of Spirit's strategy to further develop its supply chain capabilities within the
. Sigma represents a number of aerospace companies located in
"Today's signing with Sigma further solidifies our joint commitment to build and support the aircraft manufacturing supply chain in the U.K.," said
, Vice President and Managing Director of Spirit Europe. "At Spirit Europe, we are keen to explore the potential for new opportunities in this area."
The MOU was signed in the presence of
's First Minister and
Minister for Enterprise.
Welcoming the MOU, Minister Foster commented, "This is a major opportunity for
companies to collaborate and win increasing business in a fast expanding aerospace market. Aerospace is a substantial employer in
and is the type of technology led and innovation driven industry to accelerate growth in exports and high value jobs."
, MD of Sigma, stated, "Spirit's offer to work with
aerospace companies to help them step up to become an integral part of its UK supply chain presents a tremendous opportunity for companies here."
"Together we supply directly and indirectly to most of the major aircraft manufacturers worldwide. Our mission is to understand and share Spirit`s strategy for growth and ensure we become a long term partner in their success."
"We will build new business together based on successful collaboration, innovation, competitiveness, technical excellence, and the will to win."