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Spirit AeroSystems, A Boeing supplier accused of negligence in a recent door plug issue that impacted an Alaska Airlines flight, is now taking legal action to halt a probe by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. 

In a recent filing, the company challenged the state’s demand for internal documents, labeling the inquiry unreasonable and unlawful. Spirit AeroSystems lawyers argue that the demands infringe upon constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure.

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According to court documents filed by Paxton, Spirit AeroSystems maintains a minor presence in Texas, with a repair and maintenance facility that employs some of its workforce. Despite this, the company insists that none of its parts manufactured in Kansas, Texas, or elsewhere have been implicated in the Boeing incidents.

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The probe by Paxton’s office, which began in March, was triggered by safety concerns following a mid-air incident involving a Boeing 737 MAX in January. Despite the critical situation, Boeing, which benefits from Spirit AeroSystems’ fuselages, has not been named as a defendant in the case. 

As the investigation continues, the Texas Attorney General’s Office has not responded publicly to any developments. Both Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems have refrained from commenting and have cited legal concerns. 


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