By Larbi Arbaoui
By Larbi Arbaoui
Morocco World News
Taroudant, July 8, 2012
Morocco is participating in the Farnborough International Airshow, which runs from July 9 to 15 west of London.
The Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) is a seven-day international trade fair for the aerospace industry which is held every two years in mid-July at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, England, providing a “platform for some 1,400 exhibitors from the aerospace, defense, space and security sectors to showcase and demonstrate aircraft, equipment and technologies”
The Moroccan delegation at Farnborough will be headed by Abdelkader Amara, Minister of Industry, Trade and New Technologies. On this occasion, there will be a series of meetings among the professionals present during this bi-annual meeting of the aerospace industry.
Thanks to the combined efforts of the government and private industry, Morocco has succeeded in a relatively short period of time to build a good reputation in the aerospace sector, asserting itself as a destination of choice for global operators of aviation.
In 2011, the credibility of the Moroccan aviation base was revealed by the presence of nearly 100 leading international operators including EADS, Boeing, Snecma, Aircelle, Creuzet and Daher.
This shows a quite remarkable rise, considering that Morocco hosted only 10 companies operating in the sector in 2001.
With the arrival of the Canadian group Bombardier Aerospace on the national market, the confidence of major international companies in the Moroccan sector was strengthened in 2012.
According to professionals, this project reflects the emergence of Morocco as a thriving industrial hub.