Morocco and Spirit AeroSystems are set to develop an ecosystem in Morocco to strengthen its leading position in the aeronautics field.
Rabat – After purchasing the Bombardier plant in Casablanca, American aerospace company Spirit Aerosystems has announced the expansion of its Moroccan factory as well as the development of an ecosystem in the country, said the ministry in a statement.
The factory will see its 10,000 square meters area expanded to 25,000 square meters as well as increasing its workforce from 350 to 850 employees.
The announcement came following a meeting in Rabat on Monday, December 16, between Morocco’s minister of industry, trade, and green economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy and the Executive VP and Senior VP of Spirit AeroSystems.
The meeting resulted in the two sides agreeing to set up a joint team to establish an ecosystem in Morocco to develop new aeronautics activities and maximize local integration of the aerospace giant.
On October 2019, Spirit Aerosystems signed a purchase agreement to acquire three plants of Bombardier in Casablanca, Belfast, and Dallas. The acquisition is set to be finalized by the first semester of 2020.
Through the extension, the American giant aims to develop its activities with Airbus, to continue to serve Boeing, and strengthen its industrial footprint to remain the market leader.