Spirit AeroSystems (Europe) Limited and Solvay strengthen their relationship as Solvay becomes a strategic partner of Spirit’s Aerospace Innovation Centre (AIC) in Prestwick, Scotland. The AIC facilitates collaborative research into sustainable aircraft technologies and processes with Spirit’s industrial, academic, and supply-chain partners. Both companies intend to further engage on composites development opportunities to meet the performance, cost and production-rate requirements of future aircraft. The collaborators aim to develop advanced manufacturing concepts and secure a step change in composites fabrication, automation and assembly technologies to de-risk and shorten the development cycle. They will also explore further strategic alignment on future innovation.