US Companies Select Morocco as Hub for Aircraft Manufacturing Investment

US Companies Select Morocco as Hub for Aircraft Manufacturing Investment


Specialized American companies involved in the aircraft manufacturing industry have chosen Morocco as a base to establish an industrial unit for converting Boeing aircraft of type 777-300ER to cargo aircraft (P2F). The collaborating companies – which includes Kansas Modification Center, Statos Industries, and Integrated Aerospace Alliance – aim to capitalize on the dynamic progress experienced by the kingdom in the aviation industry.

As part of the plans, the coalition intends to build a large industrial area with three wide-body aircraft hangars at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport. This facility will manufacture dedicated cargo aircraft based on the Boeing model, with a projected production ceiling of eight giant cargo aircraft per year after the start of activities.

The alliance aims to unite the strengths and unique abilities of Morocco’s aircraft manufacturing sector with KMC’s engineering and certification capabilities for the 777-300ER P2F aircraft, along with the aviation engineering and program management skills at IAA. The grand project will meet the increasing global demand for 777-300ER freight aircraft, particularly in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

In addition, PR Newswire has revealed that the project will be enhanced by the establishment and operation of a wide-body aircraft coating hangar by another strategic partner of Statos Industries. The allied companies are working towards obtaining all the licenses and approvals related to the project, which is expected to provide a strong boost to the aviation industry in Morocco.