Prestwick aerospace group receives £5m acceleration

A top aero-structure supplier to Airbus and Boeing has announced an investment of £5 million at its site in Prestwick, safeguarding 75 jobs.

Spirit AeroSystems has received backing from Scottish Enterprise. Picture: Contributed
Spirit AeroSystems has received backing from Scottish Enterprise. Picture: Contributed

Spirit AeroSystems said its new paint and finishing centre officially opened yesterday, with the funding backed by a Scottish Enterprise regional selective assistance grant of £450,000.

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Scott McLarty, Spirit’s vice-president for the UK and Malaysia, said the new centre boosts its competitiveness as a “world-class” manufacturer while Adrian Gillespie, managing director of growth companies, innovation and infrastructure at Scottish Enterprise, said it shows the group’s “continued commitment” to Scotland.