By Alwyn Scott
SEATTLE (Reuters) – Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc (N:), a major supplier to aircraft maker Boeing Co (N:), is considering outsourcing up to 85 U.S. supply chain jobs, possibly to a company overseas, according to three people familiar with the plan.
The Wichita, Kansas-based maker of aerospace components, which builds 42 Boeing 737 fuselages a month, notified a group of workers in December that the supply chain work “could possibly be sub-contracted in the near future,” according to a letter seen by Reuters.
One source said Spirit was considering outsourcing the work to a company in India.
Spirit confirmed that it had asked outside vendors about their capabilities and interest in bidding to handle purchase-order administration, but that no decision had been made to move forward with the plan.
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