‘Morocco strengthening its position as gateway to Africa’

Seattle, Dec 3 (IANS/MAP) Morocco is increasingly strengthening its position as a gateway to Africa where air transport is one of the most promising sectors, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Vice President of Marketing Randy Tinseth said here on Thursday.

“Morocco’s geographical location and the large capacity of its aircraft fleet make it a main gateway to the African market, which is expected to grow steadily in the years to come,” said Tinseth in a briefing on the eve of the delivery of Boeing’s Dreamliner to the Moroccan flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM).

Morocco has invested heavily in the aerospace industry, said Tinseth, noting that Boeing is one of the multinationals that benefit from this successful orientation of Morocco, due to its strategic positioning and skilled manpower.

On September 27 Morocco signed an agreement with Boeing to create an ecosystem of suppliers that will double the capacity of the country’s aeronautical sector by 2020.