AUSTIN, Texas (KAKE) - A Texas attorney general has opened an investigation into Spirit AeroSystems, it announced Thursday

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Thursday that the Texas Business Organizations Code authorizes the Office of the Attorney General to investigate the company’s organization, conduct, and management by requesting to examine pertinent documents.

Spirit AeroSystems is being instructed to produce a variety of documents relevant to manufacturing defects in their products, according to Paxton's office. Additionally, the company must release documents related to its diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) commitments, and whether those commitments are unlawful or are compromising the company’s manufacturing processes. 

“The potential risks associated with certain airplane models are deeply concerning and potentially life-threatening to Texans,” said Attorney General Paxton. “I will hold any company responsible if they fail to maintain the standards required by the law and will do everything in my power to ensure manufacturers take passenger safety seriously.”

Spirit Aerosystems released a company statement Friday morning to KAKE News, saying: "While we do not comment on investigations, Spirit is wholly focused on providing the highest quality products to all our customers, to include the Boeing Company.”

Earlier this month, Spirit AeroSystems and Boeing confirmed that they are currently engaged in discussions about a possible acquisition of Spirit by Boeing.

The full request to examine from Attorney General Paxton's Office can be found here