EADS Socata Breaks Ground On Moroccan Facility | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 07.29.14/Oshkosh Day 2! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.29.14/Oshkosh Day 2 **
** Airborne 07.28.14/Oshkosh Day 1! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.28.14/Oshkosh Day 1 **

Fri, Nov 28, 2008

EADS Socata Breaks Ground On Moroccan Facility

Will Be Operated By Regional Subsidiary Socaero

On Wednesday, EADS Socata CEO Jean-Michel Léonard ceremonially placed the first stone for the industrial center of EADS Socata’s Moroccan subsidiary, Socaero.

Situated in the new industrial park at the Casablanca-Mohammed V International Airport, the 54,000 sq.ft facility will work on subassemblies for Socata and its aerostructures customers -- mainly elements for the Airbus A320 and A340, Eurocopter’s AS 350/355 helicopters, the Dassault Aviation Falcon 7X business jet, and Socata's own TBM 850 business aircraft.

Socaero began operations in 2007 in the Aeropôle zone near Casablanca airport. The company currently employs 90 people.

"This ceremony demonstrates our will to develop Socata's investments and facilities in coherence with the growth strategy for our activities," Léonard said. "We chose Morocco because of its geographical and cultural proximity with our other sites, as well as for the local competencies – particularly in the aeronautical sector, along with the hosting conditions we were looking for."

EADS Socata has built more than 17,000 aircraft built since its creation as Morane-Saulnier in 1911. Current products include the TBM family of high-speed turboprops, aerostructures for Airbus civil airliners, the A400M military transporter, Dassault Falcon jets, Eurocopter helicopters and Embraer regional jets.

French aerospace supplier Daher Group recently acquired a 70 percent stake in the company, as ANN reported.

FMI: www.socata.eads.net

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 07.25.14: Global Flight Tragedy, Blue Angel Update, GA's Next Big Thing

Also: Eve Of Oshkosh, WomenVenture, Garmin Flight Stream, AEA Pilot's Guide The father-son duo of Babar Suleman and 17-year-old Haris Suleman of Plainfield Indiana had planned thei>[...]

IMC CLubs Leads The Way To OSH14 Special Event Coverage

IMC Clubs: Building Instrument Proficiency Through Community When it comes to flying, there is no substitute for proficiency and training. And maybe nowhere is that more important >[...]

Electrifying OSH2014 Sponsor: Concorde Batteries

Concorde Charges Up Our Oshkosh 2014 Coverage! Concorde Battery Corporation has been in the battery manufacturing business for over 30 years and is the world leader in Valve Regula>[...]

Innovative OSH14 Sponsor, iFlightPlanner, Provides Expert Guidance

What is iFlightPlanner? iFlightPlanner is general aviation’s most comprehensive suite of easy-to-use flight planning tools for private and corporate pilots. Featuring iFlight>[...]

OSH2014 Sponsor: Eclipse Aerospace -- In Full Production!

The Eclipse 550: Economical. Efficient. Incredible. The Eclipse 550 not only has the lowest acquisition cost of any twin-engine jet on the planet, it also has the lowest operating >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC