Morocco: 900 million dirhams for aeronautics

11 December 2013
Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014 15:04 Published on 11 December 2013

Source : Aujourd'hui le maroc

The integrated industrial platform Midparc officially starts its activities. The first phase of the free zone which is spread over 63 hectares was inaugurated Monday September 30 in Casablanca, by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, marking a new milestone in the industrial emergence of Morocco.

This platform, dedicated aeronautics and aerospace is part of the national industrial development strategy "Plan Emergence" initiated since 2009 and aimed at making aviation a major global business in Morocco. Morocco has therefore fulfilled its commitments embodying the first free zone in the field which is both an incentive and attractive setting.

With a total investment of around 887.6 million dirhams, Midparc is built in two phases. Located near Mohammed V airport, the platform offers industrial quality service that meets all the needs of investors in aerospace. With its growth, the Moroccan aviation is now a centre of excellence for production, services, maintenance and engineering, an attraction that continues to attract more global operators such as the giant Bombardier. HM the King launched in this sense the start of the construction of the first factory in Africa of the Canadian manufacturer currently ranked as the third largest aircraft manufacturer in the world.

The Bombardier factory in Morocco injects further momentum into the development of aeronautics, because of anticipated economic effects in terms of increased Moroccan exports and development of local industry.

The Bombardier plant in Morocco, which will be built in three instalments, will eventually produce the structural components of the flight controls of business jets Learjet 70 and 75 and commercial airplanes of CRJ Series.
The settlment of Bombardier adds to that of major contractors (EADS, Boeing, Safran Group, Daher, Souriau, Zodiac Aerospace, Air France Industries).

Since the deployment of the Plan Emergence, the aviation division managed to ensure its positioning. Beyond the economic contribution it should take, the aerospace industry is a new curriculum that strongly appears on lists of training. Academic qualification was crowned by the opening of the first Institute of Aviation Trades (IMA). A unique training centre which will provide Morocco and the region with new profiles, ie operators, technicians and middle managers in aeronautics.

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It thus provides them with a world class infrastructure through strategic parks all over the country:

  • Integrated and innovative industrial parks offering a wide range of added-value services: a one stop shop center, (companies creation, recruitment, training …), business centers, security and facilities management, training centers, “ideal setting”, etc.
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