17-Nov-2011 9:04 AM

Bombardier Aerospace to establish manufacturing capability in Morocco

Bombardier Aerospace announced (16-Nov-2011) it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Moroccan Government to establish a manufacturing facility in Morocco. The exact site location will be announced at a later date. Bombardier Aerospace intends to invest approximately USD200 million in equipment, buildings and start-up costs over the next eight years. Scheduled to be implemented in phases starting in 2012, Bombardier Aerospace’s new Moroccan facility will initially include sub-assembly capabilities for simple structures. The new facility is scheduled to start manufacturing in 2013. Details on the type of components to be manufactured will be finalised in the coming months. Bombardier Aerospace anticipates that there will be no impact on its current workforce level at other sites as a result of this announcement. [more - original PR]