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RAM and Safran Enhance Their Collaboration in Aircraft Engine Upkeep

In the The presence of Mohammed Abdeljalil, Minister of Transport and Logistics, Royal Air Maroc (RAM) and Safran signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Thursday in Casablanca to strengthen their collaboration in aircraft engine maintenance.

This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was signed by Jean Paul Alary, President of Safran Aircraft Engines, and Hamid Addou, Chairman and CEO of Royal Air Maroc, documents the ongoing expansion of the current Safran Aircraft Engines Services Maroc (SAESM) site. Among other things, it increases the site’s capacity by an additional 2,000 m2 for a 30 million dirham (MDH) investment, allowing for the growth of maintenance operations from 70 to 100 “shop visits” annually by 2026 and the creation of 100 jobs.

With this expansion, SAESM will be able to further solidify its standing as a CFM56 engine range center of excellence within Safran’s global maintenance and repair (MRO) network, providing airlines with a full range of services that cover the whole maintenance process, from diagnosis to performance guarantee on the test bench.

More more than 33,000 CFM56 engines, developed by Safran Aircraft Engines and GE Aerospace as a joint venture, power aircraft most in the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families.

“Today, we are Starting a new chapter in our relationship with the manufacturer Safran, which began in 1999. Beyond the Expansion of the Casablanca location, this agreement will enhance our proficiency in the aviation sector, said Mr. Addou, praising RAM’s and Safran’s contributions to the growth of Morocco’s aviation sector and to enhance Morocco’s standing in the international aviation industry.

The MoU’s signing offers a Clear picture of what lies ahead, with an anticipated rise in annual shop visits from 70 to 100.

Additionally, Morocco will be able to use Safran’s new generation of engines thanks to this collaboration, solidifying its place on the aviation industry’s strategic map.

In In order to facilitate this growth, he continued, the company intends to hire an additional 100 employees by 2026, increasing its total workforce to 350.

The Establishment of regional academic collaborations, backed by Safran Aircraft Engines and RAM, will be necessary to advance MRO knowledge in Morocco.

For his part, Mr. Alary insisted that Safran Aircraft Engines in Morocco benefits from a top-tier skill ecosystem and is well-suited to the significant industrial challenges associated with the CFM56.

“Since its creation 25 years ago, SAESM has become a benchmark in our global MRO network in terms of operational excellence, capacity for innovation and reduction of its carbon footprint,” he said.

In order to help reduce CO2 emissions from Safran installations, the site is investing in the installation of photovoltaic panels on the roof and shade structures in the parking lot, with the aim of achieving a volume of renewable energy of 30% from 2025.

On this occasion, which coincides with the 25th anniversary of its creation, Safran Aircraft Engine Services Morocco (SAESM), a joint company between Safran Aircraft Engines and Royal Air Maroc, inaugurated the extension of its Nouaceur site, located in the Mohammed V airport in Casablanca