7 septembre 2023 | International, Aérospatial

Spirit AeroSystems exec talks five new focus areas, $1 billion goal

Spirit AeroSystems' growth landed it back on the Defense News Top 100 list this year — and the company has more ambitious plans in store.

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2023/09/07/spirit-aerosystems-exec-talks-five-new-focus-areas-1-billion-goal/

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