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Collins Aerospace expands in Morocco

Collins Aerospace expands the size of the Ratier-Figeac Morocco site in Casablanca by 40% to ensure its load plan on the Airbus A320neo and the Boeing 777X.

Collins Aerospace Systems has just laid the foundation stone for the expansion of its site in Casablanca, Morocco. An expansion expected to be completed by the spring of 2020. A 40% increase in the size of the site and the creation of 60 new jobs. Objective: to ensure the production of the new Airbus A320neo lifters and the adjustable horizontal plan jacks of the Boeing 777X.

Founded in 2012, the Casablanca plant already employs around 140 people and is finalizing and testing cockpit and cabin equipment for commercial aircraft, such as mini-sticks, throttles and pedals, or door cylinders. The expansion of the site will allow Collins Aerospace to respond to the ramp-up and ramp-up of the production of the Airbus A320neo family rudder for which Collins Aerospace was selected.

The introduction of this new program will therefore be accompanied by an increase in the number of employees at the Ratier-Figeac Morocco site, with the support of the Institute of Aeronautical Professions (IMA). The expansion will also eventually accommodate the horizontal plane actuator (THSA) assembly for Boeing 777X, a spokesman for Collins Aerospace said.

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