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Aeronautics: Morocco in the top 5 worldwide

The aerospace sector in Morocco is in great shape. The country even manages to exceed its goal of local integration rate to 38%. It is expected to attract some 220 companies by 2030.

Big potential for aeronautics in Morocco by 2030. More than 80 new companies, in the aeronautics sector, should choose the kingdom during the next decade. The sector, which currently hosts 140 companies, will have 220 in the next 11 years.

Morocco has its weight internationally because it is in the top 5 worldwide of the most attractive countries for the installation of subcontractors, just behind France, the United States, China and Germany. It is obvious that the Morocco site is considered the most attractive in Africa. It must be said that in 5 years, the aerospace industry has doubled its turnover to 17 billion dirhams following the launch of the Industrial Acceleration Plan (PAI).

With projected sales (excluding the Boeing ecosystem) for 2021 estimated at $ 2.6 billion, the sector will triple its revenues. The local integration rate of the industry, which was 32% at the launch of PAI, now exceeds 38%. What to raise the target to 42% for 2020.

Moreover, that the order books are not empty at the operators. The pieces of about thirty models of aircraft are made in Morocco, “5 at Boeing (737, 767, 747 …), 8 at Airbus (A320, A330, A380 …), 8 at the Canadian Bombardier, 2 aircraft of the Chinese aircraft manufacturer Comac (ARJ21 and C919), 5 planes of the Brazilian Embraer, or the SJ100 of the Russian Sukhoi”. So much that “the Morocco site has become an essential base in the aeronautical construction, distributed in the ecosystems assembly, engineering, RMO (maintenance of aircraft and engines), electrical systems, or composite ecosystems, engine and embedded electronics” .

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