Moroccan flag-carrier Royal Air Maroc has reinforced an engine maintenance partnership with French aerospace firm Safran, extending the capabilities of its Casablanca facility.

The facility, Safran Aircraft Engine Services Morocco, was established 25 years ago.

It specialises in the servicing of CFM International CFM56 powerplants, used on the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families.

While formally inaugurating an extension to the Nouaceur site, in the vicinity of Casablanca’s Mohammed V airport, the two sides unveiled a provisional agreement enabling an increase in shop visits from 70 to 100 by 2026.

“Beyond extension of the Casablanca site, this agreement will strengthen our expertise in the aeronautical industry,” says Royal Air Maroc chief Abdelhamid Addou.

As part of the plan the venture will recruit 100 personnel over the next two years, taking its workforce to 350. Local academic partnerships will support the development of MRO specialist knowledge in the country.

Safran Aircraft Engines president Jean-Paul Alary says the facility has become a “reference” in its global maintenance network, in terms of “operational excellence, innovation capacity and reduction of its carbon footprint”.

RAM Safran MRO agreement-c-RAM

Source: Royal Air Maroc

Royal Air Maroc and Safran established the MRO partnership 25 years ago