As part of Morocco’s participation in the Farnborough International Air Show, which is being held from July 18 to 22 in London, the Ministry of Industry and Trade signed, on Tuesday July 19, 2022, a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian company GAL Aerospace for the realization in Morocco of an integrated project, consisting of the development of a unit for the production, modification and completion of aircraft cabin interiors. With an investment amount of 125.3 million dirhams (12 million USD), this project, which will be carried out in Casablanca in 2023, will create 240 direct jobs.
“This project is in line with our national priority to strengthen the industrial sovereignty of the Kingdom in terms of aircraft modification, through the realization of certain operations, which are currently carried out in Europe. By developing the ‘cabin interior’ activity in Morocco, considered as a missing link in the national supply chain, it is a new achievement that adds to the many assets of the national aeronautical platform”, underlined Minister Ryad Mezzour in particular.
The creation of this unit will thus enable Morocco to further boost its attractiveness by localizing LAG activities with its European and African customers at its Moroccan site.
A Canadian company with more than 20 years of existence, GAL is established in Canada, the United States and Colombia. It specializes in the repair, design and manufacture of cabin interiors, modification and completion of aircraft. Its main markets are luxury business aviation, the repair of aircraft interiors and the modification of aircraft in small series. As for its activities, they are mainly focused on the modification of the interior of cabins, the manufacture of cabinets, the padding of seats, the manufacture of composite panels and large format 3D printing.