Aeronautics: Signature of a memorandum of understanding for the creation of the Collins Aerospace ecosystem in Morocco

A memorandum of understanding, aimed at the creation in Morocco of a Collins supply ecosystem, a subsidiary of the American leader Raytheon Technologies, was signed on Monday, July 18, between the Minister of Industry and Trade, Ryad Mezzour and Collins Aerospace’s Vice President of Supply Chain, Kristopher Pinnow.

Concluded on the sidelines of the Farnborough Air Show, the agreement is part of the development of aeronautical locomotive projects aimed at strengthening the competitiveness of the sector.

Speaking on this occasion, Ryad Mezzour indicated that “the birth of this new player ecosystem carried by this global giant in the sector is the culmination of a successful strategic partnership which opens up great horizons for aeronautical development in Morocco”.

Thanks to the royal vision, he said, “the Moroccan aeronautical platform once again attests to its resilience to the global crisis, its attractiveness and its international competitiveness through the continuous development of its value chain, by positioning itself in new highly technological professions”.

For the Minister, “the Collins ecosystem will contribute to the transfer of know-how to local operators, to the creation of jobs for our young people and to Morocco’s efforts to get in tune with global trends geared towards sustainable production. By creating a virtuous circle of prosperity within the national economy, this project begins a long history of ambition and success”.

The Collins ecosystem will be structured around suppliers and a sourcing platform based in Morocco. It will create 800 jobs and generate a cumulative turnover of one billion dollars by 2032.

Collins Aerospace has been present in Morocco since 2011 through its subsidiary Ratier Figeac Maroc, which specializes in the production of mechanical subassemblies for cockpit and cabin equipment.

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