Aircraft manufacturer “Airbus” plans to create, in the coming years, an integrated civil aviation fleet in Tunisia, announced, on Monday in Tunis, the Airbus chief for the Middle East, Habib Fekih, after a meeting with Hamadi Jebali, Prime Minister.
This project, which is part of the expansion of Aerolia Mghira’s plant (Ben Arous), specializing in aerospace components seeks, according to the official, to support the efforts by Tunisia to cope with the problem of unemployment (about 800,000 unemployed).
For, according to Mr. Fekih, the extension of the plant, located in the southern suburb of Tunis, will quadruple the number of the unit’s personnel by increasing it from 400 to 1,700 employees and executives.
The meeting with Prime Minister made it possible to review the issues of training, development of basic infrastructure and logistics to implement the planned project (integrated fleet).
During a visit to Tunisia Last January, the COO of Airbus and Board Chairman of Aerolia SAS, Fabrice Bregier, said “we will proceed to a second stage, that of the construction of an aerospace fleet of outsourcing in several areas (equipment, logistics, surface treatment …), and this requires government support regarding the establishment of infrastructure and training …”