News reports have a British firm as the likely buyer of Spirit AeroSystems operations in Tulsa and McAlester.
Spirit AeroSystems announced in August 2013 it was selling everything it owns in Oklahoma. At that time, the company said it employed about 2,700 people in Tulsa and McAlester.
Market analysts have upgraded Spirit AeroSystems' stock to a buy, citing the possible sale of the company's Oklahoma operations.
TheDeal.com cites an analyst with saying those operations generate upwards of $1 billion in revenue, or about 14% of Spirit's total, of which about $200 million is tied to the Gulfstream programs, which the analyst says is losing money.
Spirit AeroSystems builds the 737 wing components for Boeing in its Tulsa facility. It purchased the Tulsa and McAlester plants from Boeing in 2005.
GKN plc is a British multinational automotive and aerospace components company.