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Expleo and Spirit AeroSystems sign agreement for aerospace services in Tulsa

Tulsa's Future Team
Oct 03, 2023

The companies will share office space downtown in the Philcade Building.

Global company Expleo’s decision to locate a new office in Tulsa is expected to net the city 30 full-time jobs by the end of 2023.

The engineering technology and consulting service provider has signed a strategic agreement with Spirit AeroSystems to deliver advanced digital engineering services for major aerospace programs. The companies will share an office on the 10th floor of the Philcade Building in downtown Tulsa.

Expleo, which is based in Paris, will offer Spirit engineering services to support the development of next- generation aerospace projects. Complementing Expleo’s regional headquarters in Wichita, Kan., the Tulsa venue will use the latest digital capabilities, including artificially intelligence, digital twin and automation, to maximize cost efficiency and accelerate time-to-market.

“We’re delighted to be growing our relationship with Spirit through this agreement,” said Graham Younger, Vice President of aerospace for Expleo. “Ours is a long-standing strategic partnership built on trust, and we’re proud our collaboration has pushed boundaries and developed meaningful innovation in aerospace. This facility will improve the cross-pollination of ideas and allow Spirit to gain maximum benefit from Expleo’s experience in engineering combined with the latest digital technologies and processes to accelerate sustainable innovation, maximize productivity and get new aircraft on runways and in the air.”

The latest collaboration builds on a long-standing commercial relationship between Expleo and Spirit, including a three-year agreement based in Spirit’s Belfast, Northern Ireland facility. The Tulsa office become’s Expleo’s seventh in the United States.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., with a large plant in Tulsa, Spirit has facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Malaysia and Morocco.

“The Tulsa Regional Chamber and the Tulsa’s Future regional economic development partnership are thrilled that Expleo has chosen to make Tulsa part of its global footprint,” said Arthur Jackson, senior Vice President of economic development for the Tulsa Regional Chamber. “This partnership with Spirit AeroSystems will make for a powerhouse collaboration that will draw on the strengths of both companies and further enhance Tulsa’s renowned aerospace ecosystem.

“Our economic development team strives to meet the expansion needs of local companies such as Spirit, and we are grateful we could help find a new location for Expleo.”

Expleo, which has more than 17,000 employees across 30 countries, had revenue of $1.3 billion in 2022.

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