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.  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130515/CG13652LOGO  "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  Governors.  "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.  Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130515/CG13652LOGO    SOURCE  Spirit AeroSystems  Investor Relations: Coleen Tabor, (316) 523-7040,  coleen.r.tabor@spiritaero.com, Media: Ken Evans, (316) 523-4070,  kenneth.d.evans@spiritaero.com  CO: Spirit AeroSystems ST: Kansas NI: ARO AIR LEI 2575 WNEWS  
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