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Bombardier Aerospace, the world's only manufacturer of both trains and aircraft, has announced the start of aircraft production at its transitional facility in Morocco
In order to maintain the timeline for production, Bombardier has set up operations in a transitional facility located at the Mohammed V International Airport in Nouaceur in the Greater Casablanca region, near its future permanent facility.
Hugo Brouillard, general manager of Bombardier Aerospace - Morocco, said, “This is a very exciting milestone for us as we start to see our operation in Morocco take form.
“With 18 new local employees fully engaged and trained in the Bombardier manufacturing process, this is the first step towards a long future of quality component manufacturing at another world-class Bombardier facility.”
The Bombardier Aerospace transitional manufacturing facility in Morocco is currently producing simple structures including flight controls for the CRJ Series aircraft.
By the end of 2013, the facility is expected to employ approximately 100 fully-trained aircraft assemblers.