Spirit and NTiC are currently working under a cooperative agreement to complete qualification of the process that will lead to widespread aerospace application. The qualification effort is expected to be complete in 2014 allowing structural designers to use the DMD process for new and existing airplane programs.
About Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. Spirit AeroSystems, with headquarters in Wichita, Kan., USA, is one of the world's largest non-OEM designers and manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial aircraft. In addition to its Wichita and Chanute facilities in Kansas, Spirit has locations in Tulsa and McAlester, Okla.; Kinston, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; Prestwick, Scotland; Preston, England; Subang, Malaysia; and Saint-Nazaire, France. In the U.S., Spirit's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components. Additionally, Spirit provides aftermarket customer support services, including spare parts, maintenance/repair/overhaul, and fleet support services in North America, Europe and Asia. Spirit Europe produces wing components for a host of customers, including Airbus.
About Norsk Titanium Components AS Norsk Titanium Components is a Norwegian company, founded by Alf Bjorseth's Scatec AS in 2007 and has since had a dedicated team developing the company's production technologies. Presently, production of titanium components and parts are under way in the plant at Eggemoen Aviation and Technology Park, located outside Honefoss, Norway. Learn more; www.norsktitnium.noSOURCE Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.