At Spirit, Brown will serve as senior vice president of the company’s aftermarket business.
“Bill Brown brings significant expertise in aftermarket, and we are pleased to have him join our leadership team,” Spirit president and CEO Larry Lawson said in a statement.
Spirit designs, builds and supports its products with a maintenance and repair organization that extends across North America, Europe and the Far East, Lawson said.
“We believe we can create even more value in this arena, and I am confident Bill can help us accomplish that,” he said.
Brown most recently was executive vice president of global operations and president of global service and support at Beechcraft.
Before joining Beechcraft, he was president and general manager of AAR Aircraft Services in Oklahoma.
He’s also held senior level positions at Independence Air, Avborne Inc. and Midwest Airlines.