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Boeing Awards Ratier Figeac Contract for 777X Horizontal Stabilizer Trim Actuation

Posted 31 March 2016 · Add Comment

Manufacturing will be done at the Ratier Figeac plant in Morocco's Nouaceur Aeropole Industrial Zone.

Boeing announced it has awarded a contract to manufacture horizontal stabilizer trim actuators (HSTA) for its newest airplane, the 777X, to Ratier Figeac.  A subsidiary of UTC Aerospace Systems, Ratier will perform the work at its facility in Morocco’s Nouaceur Aeropole Industrial Zone, Casablanca.

The horizontal stabilizer trim actuator moves the horizontal stabilizer to trim and stabilize the aircraft in the pitch axis during flight. Ratier Figeac will design and manufacture the advanced system based on field-proved technology.

The long-term contract with Ratier Figeac highlights Boeing’s commitment to the Moroccan aerospace community, which it helped develop with the establishment of MATIS, a joint venture with Safran and Royal Air Maroc, in 2001.

“This contract award is not only an indication of our confidence in Ratier Figeac and the Moroccan aerospace industry, it is a strong statement about the growth in technical capabilities in Morocco,” said Bob Noble, vice president, Partnering for Success, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The partnership of industry, the Moroccan government, educators and others have transformed Morocco into a preferred source for high quality, value driven aerospace manufacturing.”

Boeing’s working relationship with Morocco dates back more than 45 years when Royal Air Maroc first purchased a Boeing 727. The Moroccan government has made a strong commitment to develop its aerospace sector with the MidParc industrial complex and Moroccan Aeronautical Institute (IMA). 

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