The first flight of the B-21 bomber, one of Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems Inc.’s most important defense programs, has been moved back to 2023. The Northrop Grumman B-21 had previously been expected to fly later this year. According to a report from the Air Force Times, the service pushed back first flight by at least six months but is still expected to publicly unveil the first aircraft later this year.
WICHITA, Kan., May 25, 2022--Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Gentile will speak at the UBS Global Industrials and Transportation Conference at 1:00 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.
“Their survival as a jet manufacturer depends on what they do in the next 12 to 18 months," says Richard Aboulafia.