Spirit AeroSystems Announces New Board Member

WICHITA, Kan., July 30, 2014 /CNW/ -- Spirit AeroSystems Inc. (NYSE: SPR) 
today announced the appointment of John L. Plueger to its board of directors 
effective immediately. 
"John is a prominent leader in the aerospace industry who brings a wealth of 
experience to the table," said Chairman Bob Johnson, Spirit AeroSystems board 
of directors. "We are very pleased to welcome John to the Spirit board, and 
believe it will be particularly valuable for him to share his expertise from 
the perspective of the airframe customer. In addition to joining the board, 
John will serve on the audit committee." 
Plueger, 60, has three decades of aviation industry leadership experience and 
is currently president and chief operating officer, and a member of the Air 
Lease Corporation (ALC) Board, posts he has held since 2010. Prior to ALC, 
Plueger spent 23 years in top executive roles with International Lease Finance 
Corporation (ILFC), including CEO, president and chief operating officer. He 
is an active jet pilot with multiple jet type ratings as well as 
single-engine, multi-engine and instrument instructor ratings. 
Plueger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA, is a Certified Director 
from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management Corporate Director 
Certification Program, and also a certified public accountant, having received 
his training from Price Waterhouse. Plueger serves on the board of directors 
of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., 
Pepperdine University's Board of Regents, and The Wings Club Board of 
"Spirit is one of the leading design-build suppliers of large aerostructures 
in the industry," said Plueger. "I am thrilled to join Spirit's board of 
directors and work with Larry Lawson and this outstanding team. I look forward 
to helping guide Spirit's continued transformation and positioning for growth 
in the coming years." 
On the Web: www.spiritaero.com On Twitter: @SpiritAero 
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. 
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SOURCE  Spirit AeroSystems 
Investor Relations: Coleen Tabor, (316) 523-7040, 
coleen.r.tabor@spiritaero.com, Media: Ken Evans, (316) 523-4070, 
CO: Spirit AeroSystems
ST: Kansas
-0- Jul/30/2014 21:20 GMT
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