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Aviation: Boeing announces its ambitions in Morocco

The American aerospace industry, Boeing, which signed a memorandum of understanding in 2016 with the Moroccan government for the implementation of an ecosystem of suppliers in Morocco, took stock of the progress of this agreement. And this, via a press point held in a palace of Casablanca.

Boeing and the Moroccan government were represented, for the occasion, by Doug Kelly, Senior Manager of Supplier Management of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and by Ali Sedikki, Director of Naval Rail and Renewable Industries at the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Air Transport. Investment, Commerce and the Digital Economy.

If there are any figures to be used to reach the common objective of the Kingdom of Morocco and Boeing by 2028, it will be the 8,700 jobs and the 1 billion euros in economic impact that this agreement will entail. It must be said that the program also plans the establishment of at least 120 Boeing suppliers, knowing that since the signing of the agreement, the aircraft manufacturer has contacted more than 250 suppliers.

They are already among nine suppliers, both direct and indirect, who derive from this memorandum of understanding, profit and advantage by being competitive in the aeronautics market alongside the American aircraft manufacturer.

One of the most recent to join this happy few is none other than TDM Aerospace, a Moroccan-funded aerospace supplier (financed by the Moroccan Investment Fund-MAIC-) which obtained direct contracts (rank 1) with Boeing. He will manufacture titanium tubes and pipes for the Dreamliner (Boeing 787).

What good resolutions to remember for the aviation industry in Morocco where this sector is in full swing! This, thanks to the contribution of the Boeing ecosystem and the parent ministry who work closely to the success of this project. Remember that the latter targets the establishment of some 120 new equipment manufacturers by 2020. It also reinforces the Airbus ecosystem. In short, it bodes well for our economy and the Moroccan aeronautics industry that is finally awakening from its “infancy”.

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