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Presentation

Morocco has been able to develop over the years an aeronautical platform that meets the quality requirements of international competitiveness.

The country has been able to position itself as a competitive platform, with a skilled workforce. This allowed him to convince large global outsourcers, and attract more than 90 operators of which half has been installed in the last five years.

100% oriented towards export, the Moroccan aeronautical sector consists of three main activities namely: production, services and engineering. Eight sub-areas of activity employ nearly 75% of people in this industry: metalworking, electronics / avionics, services, manufacture of composite parts, maintenance / repair, technical support, maintenance / repair, substructures and assembly processing aids parts.

 Today, thanks to the public authorities efforts to promote and trade associations, Morocco is among the most attractive global platforms for subcontractors and global aircraft manufacturers. Witness the implementation of major manufacturers between 2013 and 2014 as Bombardier, Cetim or LH Aviation.

With growth rates in double digits in recent years, the sector appears to be a growth driver for the Moroccan economy and one of the most promising global businesses.

Given this potential, the Acceleration of the Industrial Plan wants positioning Morocco no longer as a major player in outsourcing but as a manufacturer of complete systems.

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Key Figures

Turnover Evolution Export (in million DH) 

                             

 201220132014*Var 2013/12Var 2014/13
Exportation674380904508

       20%

    -44,3%

*: Provisional data (January-July 2014)

                                                                                                                                                                                 Source: Foreign Exchange Office

Turnover Evolution export in the 1st half: (in million DH)

 

 20132014VAR 2014/13
Exportation42554508       6%

                                                                                                                                                                         Source: Ministry of Foreign Trade

 

Main exports in the 1st half: (in billions of DH)

 

                   2013               2014 
 ValuePartValuePart Evolution

Parts of aircraft

and other air or

space vehicles 

1.62%1.62%3%

                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: Ministry of Foreign Trade

 

Distribution of aeronautical industries by business

 

                                                                                                                                                             Source : GIMAS

 

Distribution of aerospace exports by branch of activity

 

                                                                                                                                        Source : Office des Changes

 

Geographical distribution of aeronautical fabric

 

                                                                                                                                                              Source : GIMAS 

 

 

 

Strengths and Opportunities

The aviation industry in Morocco has several competitive advantages:

 Geographic -proximity with countries of Europe and opening in various markets through several signed agreements such as the Free Trade Agreements with the others, The USA.

-Stability Political, economic and sociable country and a tax policy favorable to exporting activities.

Industrial -expertise over 30 years

State-commitment-through aid to the sector.

Under the Accelerated Industrial Plan (IAP), the aviation sector has strengthened its links with international players in the aviation industry.

Other areas of development: creating consortia to ensure the sustainability of operations and strengthening links industry / training and links industry / research as well as intra-company cooperation in innovation.

 

Useful links

www.gimas.org