Spirit Evaluating 787 Deliveries and First Flight Reschedule

2007-10-11 05:42 809

WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire / --

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) said it is evaluating Boeing's reschedule of 787 first flight and first deliveries to customers announced by The Boeing Company earlier today. "We are disappointed in the delay but we remain focused on working with our customer and suppliers to make the program successful over the long-term," said Spirit AeroSystems' President and CEO Jeff Turner. The reschedule will likely result in lower shipments of Spirit product over the next six months. Spirit is assessing the financial impact on revenues, earnings, and cash flow over the coming weeks and will provide updated 2007 financial guidance during the 3rd quarter conference call planned for November 1, 2007.

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Source: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
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