Casablanca, 10 March 2022 – Challenged, but undaunted by the COVID pandemic and its aerospace industry consequences, TDM Aerospace shipped first production tube fabrications to Boeing’s 787 Assembly Center in Charleston, South Carolina. The shipment fulfills, on schedule, the company’s contractual commitment made in December 2018 to deliver first parts in the first quarter of 2022.
As TDM’s logistics team oversaw the loading of the last box, CEO Juergen Viehrig reflected, “What an amazing achievement! Just a little over two years ago, this spot where we’re standing was an empty field. Together, we built a company from the ground up. This day was made possible by the will of the Kingdom, our customers, our investors, and our team. We Made it in Morocco!”
Lou Winoski, co-CEO, noted, “On day 1 of the COVID lockdown, the Moroccan Aerospace Investment Company, TDM’s investors, sent a letter to Boeing assuring them of their unwavering support for the company. We endured no layoffs, furloughs, or reductions which allowed TDM to complete its qualification in time and make this day possible. While the industry hunkered down, MAIC doubled down.”
Today’s shipment is the first of many as the company ramps up production and begins delivering also to Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kansas. Significantly, it stands as proof of the capability of TDM’s complete quality and production system having successfully passed the rigorous First Article Inspection (FAI) final test.
About TDM Aerospace
Founded by US-based Homeric Enterprise Engineering (H2E) and funded by the Moroccan Aerospace Investment Company (MAIC), TDM is the first Moroccan-owned company to earn a Tier 1 contract with an aerospace Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). TDM is a low-cost, high-velocity enterprise which is producing metallic tube and duct fabrications in a new facility located in Midparc Casablanca Free Zone at Mohammed V airport. TDM is also establishing a focused supply chain in Morocco to support its operations.