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Forbes Shines Spotlight on Morocco’s Growing Aviation Industry


In a recent article, American magazine Forbes highlighted Morocco’s “remarkable” progress in the field of business aviation and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services.

The article, titled “What Aviation Professionals Should Know When Expanding to Morocco,” underlined the country’s strategic location, rapid growth, skilled workforce, and cost-effective solutions.

It also highlighted Morocco’s favorable business environment, infrastructure development, and regional connectivity as key factors driving the country’s emergence as a prominent player in the global aviation industry.

“The global aviation industry is expected to grow over the next 10 years, and I believe Morocco is emerging as a key player, as businesspeople can leverage its favorable geographic location, skilled workforce, and progressive business environment,” said Business Strategist Henri Al Helaly, the author of the article.

Being situated between Europe and Africa, Morocco’s geographical location has positioned it as an “attractive hub” for business aviation, Al Helaly added, explaining that “the country can provide access to vast markets, serving as a gateway for business expansion and trade opportunities.”

Morocco’s aerospace value-added trade has experienced remarkable growth, making it one of the country’s fastest-growing sectors, the article added.

It also stressed that Morocco’s aviation and MEO sectors have generated various employment opportunities for the local workforce. “In my experience, Morocco boasts a skilled and multilingual pool of talent for businesses to tap into as well,” the expert said.

In addition, the competitive pricing Moroccan service providers offer, coupled with a commitment to quality, makes it an appealing alternative to more expensive options in the region, he explained.

The article further highlighted Morocco’s favorable business environment, supported by investment incentives, political stability, and government support.

Al Helaly noted that the Moroccan government has made significant investments to modernize airports and overall bridge the infrastructure investment gap.

Another key advantage that Morocco boasts is its regional connectivity through air, sea, and land links, facilitating business connections and enabling entrepreneurs and investors to expand their networks and establish strategic partnerships within the region.


While the business strategist showcased Morocco’s aviation sector assets, he acknowledged that expanding into the country’s aviation market requires careful consideration and strategic planning, warning about potential challenges.

He advised entrepreneurs and investors to “focus on understanding the regulatory environment, building relationships with local stakeholders, and adapting to the Moroccan culture and business practices.”

The article also addressed challenges associated with navigating regulatory complexities, language barriers, cultural differences, competition from established players, and infrastructure limitations.

To mitigate these challenges, Al Helaly suggested conducting “comprehensive” market research and analysis, as well as establishing partnerships with local experts to unlock opportunities for differentiation and development.


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