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Lee Aerospace Extends Contract with Spirit AeroSystems

WICHITA, Kan. The trickle down effect of Spirit’s planned growth in Wichita is beginning to hold.

Lee Aerospace today announced a new multi-year agreement to fabricate additional commercial aircraft parts through 2023 for longtime customer Spirit AeroSystems. Lee Aerospace facilities will deliver the parts to Spirit’s headquarters site in Wichita, Kansas. Continue Reading

Lee Aerospace Named 2017 Governor’s Exporter of the Year in KS

Jim Lee still enjoys a challenge, even after 28 years in business and having his company named Kansas’ exporter of the year.

Next year, for instance, Lee Aerospace will start producing heated forward windows for airplanes, to go with the unheated windows, fuselages and other parts it now makes.

“That’s just the next step in sophistication in the window world,” Lee, the company’s owner and president, said.

Lee started the business in 1989 after working for Cessna and a company owned by his father. At the time, Lee Aerospace’s chief product was cabin windows for the Boeing 737. It employed 11 people and was located in about 5,000 square feet at Harry and Meridian.

Today, about 230 people work in its 160,000-square-foot plant in northeast Wichita, making windows and other components for about 30 different models of aircraft, primarily in the business jet market. Continue Reading

Visit us at Aviation Day in Topeka

KDOT Aviation DayLee Aerospace is excited to be a part of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Aviation Day being held in Topeka, Kansas. The event is Thursday, February 9 from 11am to 3pm at the Statehouse.

“Aviation Day showcases aviation businesses that contribute to the Kansas economy,” KDOT Aviation Director Merrill Atwater said. “Come meet and hear about the positive impacts aviation and aerospace industries have in the state of Kansas.

Legislators and other attendees are invited to learn more about aviation as well as network with thirty exhibitors from the industry. The event will be on the first floor of the Capitol.

Read more about Aviation Day on KDOT or The Wichita Eagle websites.