Sevilla & Aerospace
Andalusia - A key region in the aerospace sector
In 2018, the Andalusian aeronautical industry reached a tunover of 2.530 M€, - 3.1% less than in 2017 (2.611 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 1.57% in 2018
- Andalusia is the first exporting region in Spain in aeronautics industry, with 5.444 million euros in 2018, 49% of the national total. Andalusia has tripled its sales abroad in the last decade 2009 - 2018 and the sector has gained 3 weight points in the global exports: it grows almost twice as much as Spain
- The Andalusian aerospace cluster is composed of 130 companies, generating 15.931 direct jobs, +1.7% more than in 2017, which means the creation of 300 jobs in one year and more than doubled in the last decade, from 6700 in 2007 to almost 22 in 2018.
- 27% of the Andalusian companies are engaged in mechanical activities and tools (24.6%), services (17.7%), engineering and consulting (18.4%), and the rest to assembly (7.6%), electrical and electronical materials (8.4%), technical tests and analysis (8.4%), composite and plastics, space and general aviation.
- The Seville-Cadix axis gathers 92% of the companies, although it launches in other provinces, such as Málaga, Córdoba, Jaén and Huelva 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 9.029 million euros and 28% of national employment in 2018 (57.000 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 oup to 1.202 M€ and +2.94% in employment (up to 12.551 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.