Spirit AeroSystems Announces Launch of New Manufacturing Program in Morocco

Jun 28, 2022 By MarketDepth

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Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) has hosted an event to officially launch the production of fuselage sections at its North Africa site.  The company’s facility in Morocco has recently begun producing fuselage sections at its North Africa site.  “Spirit’s new program, producing high-tech fuselage sections in Africa for the Airbus A220, following the recent extension of its site, further strengthens the Kingdom’s positioning in complex, high value-added processes, as well as the international influence of our national aeronautics ecosystem. Our solid partnership with Spirit will continue with the same enthusiasm and could present future development opportunities in Morocco,” the Minister said.

“The Kingdom already builds parts for all of Airbus’ commercial aircraft, including the A220. This aircraft is the latest addition to our product line and consequently to our industrial footprint in Morocco. With this achievement, A220 parts manufacturing is now well integrated in the Moroccan aerospace ecosystem and can proudly be described as ‘Made in Morocco’. Today, we celebrate another milestone in our relationship with Morocco and Spirit AeroSystems, and we look forward to progressing a robust and sustainable aviation industry together.”

Mikail Houari, President, Airbus Africa and Middle East

“We are developing an ambitious roadmap to accelerate the growth of our Casablanca site, with the support of our Ministry of Industry and Trade, and are delighted to extend our manufacturing capability to include this latest programme for Airbus. We look forward to working closely with Spirit’s Belfast team, who also supply the integrated wings for the A220 aircraft, and to building a strong and rewarding relationship with Airbus,” Orr said.