Sevilla & Aerospace
Andalusia - A key region in the aerospace sector
The Andalusian aeronautical industry reached a tunover of 2.400 M€, +2.4% more than in 2015 (2.344 M€): according to Hélice, it grows 6.2 points above the national figures (2.7%) and triples the turnover in the last decade (825M€ in 2007).
- Its contribution to the Andalusian GDP grows 3% since 2014, from 1.58% to 1.62% in 2016.
- Andalusia is the first exporting region in Spain in aeronautics industry, with 3.293 million euros in 2017, 57% of the national total. This is the first exporting chapter in Andalusia, which has multiplied its sales abroad by six in the last decade and doubled in the last two years.
- The Andalusian aerospace cluster is composed of 117 companies, generating 14.463 direct jobs, +5.3% more than in 2015, which means the creation of 723 jobs in one year (the national employment grew a +4.5%). In addition, the sector also employs more than 12.000 people indirectly.
- 27.1% of the Andalusian companies are engaged in mechanical activities and tools (24.6%), services (19.6%), engineering and consulting (18.8%), and the rest to assembly, electrical and electronical materials, technical tests and analysis, composite and plastics, space and general aviation.
- The Seville-Cadix axis gathers 89.7% of the companies, although it launches in other provinces, such as Málaga and Jaén, by the ATLAS research center of UAVs in Villacarrillo (Jaén).
- Andalusia, together with Toulouse and Hamburg is the third point in Europe and the only one in Spain, where the manufacturing and assembly of a large plane (A-440m) is completed. For this reason, as well as for the turnover, it is considered as the third aeronautical pole in Europe, strengthened by the presence of Airbus Group which is developing significant projects in the military transport segment in the region, such as the final assembly line of the A400M, C235 and C295 as well as part of the construction of the Airbus A380.
- Andalucía accounts for 28% of the national turnover, which amounts to 8.500 million euros and 36% of national employment in 2016 (40.000 jobs); according to data from TEDAE.
- Andalusia has a strong and consolidated auxiliary industry, with growing employment and sales in 2016, as a result of the subcontracting policy of the leading companies and the attraction of new customers by the Andalusian auxiliary industry. This industry has registered a growth in its turnover of +11.8% (up to 1.086 M€) and +6.4% in employment (up to 11.098 jobs). Sales of auxiliary companies have quadrupled in the last decade (280M€ in 2007).
- The sector benefits from its strategic position by the Andalusian government, giving support in its projects and investments: CATEC - The Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies, Aerópolis - Aerospace Technology Park of Andalusia, Tecnobahía, technology Park, Aeronautic Suppliers Village, Airbus Flight Simulator and training Center for pilots and crew, Seilaf project- training of forest firefighting, Experimental Flight Center ATLAS UAVs, etc.