MATIS Aerospace celebrates its 15th anniversary!
On November 2, 2016, MATIS Aerospace – a joint venture between Safran Electrical & Power and Boeing – celebrated its 15th anniversary and 100 years of Boeing. A ceremony was held in Casablanca, attended by Mamoune Bouhdoud , Morocco’s delegated Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy, Dwight L. Bush, the Moroccan Ambassador to the United-States, the MATIS board of directors and all employees.
“In 15 years, MATIS Aerospace has become a major player in aeronautics in Morocco. This is largely due to the quality of our teams’ work, and I would like to thank them for this. Since its creation in 2001 by Boeing, Labinal (now Safran Electrical & Power) and Royal Air Maroc (no longer an investor), MATIS Aerospace has gained in maturity and acquired solid experience in the field of aircraft wiring. We initially worked on mature programs, transferred from other Safran Electrical & Power and Boeing sites. Now we industrialize new products from scratch, as has been the case for the Falcon 5X, Boeing 737 MAX and LEAP projects,” Abdelghani Errahmani, Chairman of MATIS Aerospace, tells us.
MATIS Aerospace now occupies almost 13,000 m² at the Nouasseur Technopole in Casablanca. It supplies 140,000 wiring harnesses per year for the Boeing 737, 777, 787 and 737 MAX, the Airbus 320 family, Dassault Falcon 900, 2000 and 5X business aircraft, and the engine harnesses for the CFM, GE90 and LEAP* programs. During 2016, the plant has expanded by 4 500m² to support the increased workload from Boeing and LEAP production. Since then, the site has added new production areas, offices and a cafeteria. MATIS currently has around 1,060 employees and will reach 1,200 by 2018.
*A next generation engine designed and developed by CFM International, a company jointly owned (50/50) by Safran Aircraft Engines and GE.