Rollout of first test pylon for Bombardier CSeries aircraft program

Spirit AeroSystems reported the rollout of the first test pylon for the Bombardier CSeries aircraft. The pylon and underwing structure used to mount the aircraft’s power plant to the wing are designed and manufactured by Spirit at the company’s Wichita, Kan., facility. In 2009, Bombardier awarded a contract to Spirit AeroSystems to design and build pylons for both the CS100 and CS300 aircraft models. The work package also includes systems, strut-to-wing hardware, and the aft fairing package. Spirit has more than 75 years of experience designing and producing pylons, including those for every Boeing commercial airplane currently in production. Through a collective effort, Spirit, Bombardier and Pratt & Whitney worked together to define structural interface points and complete the pylon structure’s design. Spirit’s end item deliverable is made up of lightweight aluminum, titanium, and composite components; a combination of procured items, Spirit-fabricated components, and Bombardier furnished equipment.

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