Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy, Moulai Hafid Elalami, highlighted the dynamism of the Moroccan aeronautics sector in Montreal on a seminar devoted to the promotion of the Kingdom aviation platform.
Aeronautics is booming in Morocco and has the real potential for innovation with an exceptional growth rate of 22% in 2018, he said during this event organized within the International Week. Aviation industry (Aero Montreal-2019).
In that sense, she indicated that the rate of local integration of the sector reached 34% in 2018, while the initial goal of the Industrial Integration Plan was to reach 35% by 2020. the ambition was revised upwards last year, the minister said.
This seminar is an opportunity to highlight the potential of the Moroccan aeronautics sector, he said in MAP on Monday.
Aviation professionals from Canada looking for new markets are encouraged by a regional Boeing representative to explain how the group can gain competitiveness in Morocco, he said.
In his speech, Boeing Regional Director Douglas Kelly focused on the dynamics of the aviation industry in the Kingdom, pointing out that Boeing has a local market with European affiliates and skilled labor. He further stressed the importance of his company investing in the Kingdom to meet future business needs as well as Boeing's business requirements for capacity, quality, competitiveness and timeliness. delivery.
For her part, Suzanne Bennoit, executive director of Aero-Montreal, said Morocco offers a major platform for aviation that hosts the main contractors in the sector.
She recalled signing last October in a partnership agreement to promote opportunities for rapprochement between Moroccan and Quebec companies, with the aim of promoting the consolidation of supply chains.
Operators and decision makers from the Moroccan aviation industry, government officials, industry leaders of the GIMAS and representatives of the training institute took the floor to share their experience of a common location with Canadian actors. The emphasis is on the advantages, the potential for job creation in Morocco and Canada, as well as opportunities in local markets.
The talks also focused on the capacity of the local market and volume requirements, including the process and regulations related to the establishment of Morocco's activities, as well as the government's strategy for developing the airline industry.
The Moroccan government, in cooperation with Boeing, has developed a program to encourage more industrial firms specializing in aeronautical technologies. The common goal is to create 8,700 jobs and attract 1 billion euros of annual income from exports by 2028.
The sector has more than 140 active companies, most of which are SMEs with a total of 16,700 employees.
Specialized workforce is another advantage of the Moroccan sector with more than 3,000 graduates of the Institute of the Aerospace Industry (IMA), a specialized Institute for Aviation and Airport Logistics (Ismala). OFPPT.
On the margins of this visit, Moulai Hafid El Alami held talks with representatives of the aeronautics sector, such as Boeing and General Electrikue (GE), in order to develop common perspectives on the ground. Paul Sislian, CEO of GE Aviation Canada, Paul Sislian, CEO of GE Aviation Canada, Bill Mateer, former Prime Minister Kuebeck, in charge of the 2020-2025 road map in Kuebec, Jean Charest, Director of Arnprior Aerospace Tom Melvin, and Minister of Economy and Innovation in Kuebec Pierre Fitzgibbon. These discussions focused on the possibilities of partnership in the industrial field.
The International Aerospace Veek (Aero Montreal 2019), held April 15-18, is one of the largest clusters in the space industry in North America.