CasaAero, a joint venture between Boeing’s Alteon training division and national airline Royal Air Maroc, celebrated the official grand opening of its facility at Aeroport Casa-Anfa last Wednesday. The partners are developing the facility in Casablanca as a regional center for commercial pilot training.
“CasaAero supports training for Royal Air Maroc as well as airlines throughout the region and is another example of successful partnering to expand business for the Royal Air Maroc Group,” said Mohammed Berrada, president of the Moroccan flagcarrier.
Alteon installed a new 737-600/700/800 level-D full flight simulator in the CasaAero facility earlier this year which joined the existing 737-300/400/500 full flight simulator contributed to the joint venture by Royal Air Maroc. Both the Moroccan and French civil aviation authorities have certified the two simulators.
The CasaAero training center stands among 10 Alteon locations that grew out of partnerships with airlines. Earlier this year, Alteon celebrated the opening of the Buenos Aires training center in conjunction with Aerolineas Argentinas. Alteon also operates numerous other facilities in Europe, Asia, Australia and America.
Royal Air Maroc serves 67 destinations throughout 40 countries in Europe, Africa, Middle East and North America. The airline carries about four million passengers each year, and operates under code-share arrangements with Air France, Delta, Emirates and Gulf Air.