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The turnover of the Andalusian aerospace sector reached € 2,356 million in 2022, with an increase of 17% over the previous year (€ 2,002 million).

  • The Andalusian aerospace sector is composed out of 143 companies and it contributes 1.24% to the Andalusian global GDP, 9.19% to the industrial GDP and leads the export rankings.
  • The Andalusian aerospace sector closes the year 2022 with a turnover and employment higher than those of 2021. The total turnover of the sector in 2022 goes up to € 2,356 million, with an increase of 17% over the previous year (€ 2,002 million). In the same way, employment also grows, reaching 13,136 direct jobs, which is 8% more than in 2021.
  • The Seville-Cadix axis captures 88% of the sector's companies. The sector is also developing in other provinces, such as Málaga (11), Córdoba (2), Jaén (3) and Huelva (1) thanks to the ATLAS research center of UAVs in Villacarrillo (Jaén).
  • Andalusia, along with Toulouse (France) and Hamburg (Germany), is one of the most important aerospace hub in Europe, and the only one in Spain, to have a final assembly line (FAL) for large aircrafts, such as the one in Seville for the A400M and CC295. Thanks to the turnover from this, Andalusia is considered one of the main aerospace hubs in Europe.
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  • Andalusia can rely on a strong and consolidated auxiliary industry, as a result of the subcontracting policy of its leading companies, and the attraction of new customers by the Andalusian auxiliary industry.

  • The Andalusian government refers to the sector as "strategic" and supports its projects and investments. Andalusia has innovation spaces such as Aerópolis - Aerospace Technology Park of  Andalusia, which today has more than 90 companies, or Tecnobahía in Cadiz. It also has the Airbus DS Flight Simulator and Pilot and Crew Training Center, which trains 1,200 crew members every year. The CATEC-Advanced Center for Aerospace Technologies continues to be a reference for innovation in the sector; Aeronautic Suppliers Village; Seilaf Project for firefighting training; ATLAS UAV Experimental Flight Center, etc.

  • With the designation of Seville as the headquarters of the future Spanish Space Agency, it is expected that the space sector will take off in the region. The Andalusian sector, very strong in the aeronautical segment, is committed to strengthening the space segment by taking advantage of synergies with existing technological capabilities. The most important initiative promoted by the cluster is the implementation of the Andalusat project, a satellite system that will be developed using technological capabilities of Andalusian companies.

  • Another priority segment in the region is the development of Advanced Air Mobility, based on electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. In these segments, innovative public procurement can be the necessary instrument to develop enabling digital technologies.

  • In addition, the implementation of CEUS in Huelva, will become the largest test center for unmanned flights in Europe. It will work in coordination with the INTA experimentation center in El Arenosillo. It is expected to come into operation at the beginning of 2024 becoming an important asset for the sector.

  • The military segment is also a priority for the region. In this sense, the Andalusian cluster supports the initiative of the Andalusian Regional Government to create a Defense Node that includes the regional industry of this sector.It is expected that Andalusia will receive workload from the Eurodrone program, which can be an important reinforcement for the military segment of our region.