The Minister of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid Elalamy, met on Monday Sam Marnick and Scott McLarty, respectively Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President of Spirit Aerosystems.
As a reminder, Spirit Aerosystems signed a “Agreement Purchasing Agreement” (purchase contract) for the acquisition of 3 Bombardier sites in Casablanca, Belfast, and Dallas. The acquisition should be finalized by the first half of 2020.
And according to a source within the Moroccan ministry, the extension of the Bombardier site in Casablanca is underway, increasing its surface area from 10,000 m² to 25,000 m² and the workforce of 350 to 850 employees with the ambition of reaching nearly 1,000 employees in the long term.
The challenge for Spirit Aerosystems is to develop its activities with Airbus, to continue to serve Boeing and to strengthen its industrial footprint from the Casablanca site.
Also note that, according to our source, the ministry and Spirit Aerosystems have agreed to set up a joint team to develop a Spirit ecosystem in Morocco allowing to develop new aeronautical activities and to maximize the local integration of the world leader in aerostructures.