Marrakech Air Show, a Showcase of Morocco’s Aeronautical Industry

The Marrakech airshow has become an annual event to showcase the progress achieved by Morocco’s aeronautical industry which is expected to grow by 20% in the next five years.

Speaking to the press at a conference dedicated to the event, held this October 24-27, Minister for Industry, Investment, Trade and the Digital Economy Moulay Hafid El Alamy said that promising prospects are ahead for the aeronautical industry in Morocco whose exports reached $1.2 billion in 2017.

Employment in the sector grew by 50% to 15,000 jobs, he said. “The sector progresses in big strides.”

He pointed to international giants who tapped into Morocco’s air industry potential including Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier.

“100% of Boeing cables are made in Morocco,” he said adding that 135 suppliers have set up production plants in Morocco.

The Marrakech Air Show is held October 24-27 as an annual event bringing together professionals and exhibiting civilian and military airplanes.

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