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Andalusia & Aerospace

ANDALUSIA - A KEY REGION IN THE AEROSPACE SECTOR

The turnover of the Andalusian aerospace sector reached 2,071 billion euros in 2020. It exceeded €2 billion for the eighth consecutive year according to Andalucía Aerospace.
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  • The aerospace contribution to the Andalusian GDP represented 1,41% in 2020.
  • Andalusia is one of the main aeronautical hubs in Europe, with a total sales amount of €2.071 billion, equaling 24% of national sales (€11.412 billion) in 2020.  Andalusia dobled its aerospace exportations (+86%) during the last decade (2010-2020). and the sector accounts for 6.3% of the total weight of Andalusian exports.

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  • The Andalusian aerospace cluster is made up of 141 companies. They generate 12.177 direct jobs in 2020. 


  • In 202, 22% of Andalusian companies in the aerospace field are dedicated to mechanical activities and tooling, 14% to consulting and engineering, 19% to services, 2% to analysis and testing, 4% to electrical and electronic systems, 31% to assembly, the 4% to space and the rest to composites, plastics, space and general aviation.
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  • The Seville-Cadix axis captures 87% 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 the third place in Europe, and the only one in Spain, to have a final assembly line (FAL) for large aircraft, such as the one in Seville for the A400M. Thanks to the turnover from this, Andalusia is considered one of the main aerospace hubs in Europe.
  • Andalucía generated 42% of the national turnover in Spain (€11,413 billion) and 19% of national employment in 2002 (12.177 jobs) according to ANDALUCIA AEROSPACE. data.


  • 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. This industry has reached a €841      billion with up to 9.081 jobs. The auxiliary companies' sales have dobled in the last decade during the last decade.


  • 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.


  • In June 2019, the Andalusian government presented the Andalusian Strategic Aerospace Plan, managed by the Industrial Organization School (EOI) and the government, and coordinated by Carlos Suárez, ex-CEO of Airbus Spain. 


  • The Plan increases the industrial and technological capacity of the Andalusian aerospace sector and to identify growth and diversification opportunities for its companies. It will be active for 4 years and will deal with various issues such as the improvement of competitiveness, digitalization towards the Aerospace Industry 4.0, the inclusion of innovation and technology in manufacturing processes, and the development of the aerospace and defense industries. This document will take over the proposals of the Sectorial Agenda of the Aeronautics Industry, designed by the National Association of Defense, Security, Aeronautics and Space Companies (TEDAE). It will also incorporate considerations for the future "Strategic Agenda for Research, Development and Innovation in Aeronautics 2019-2030", promoted by the Spanish Aerospace Platform, in which the most relevant aerospace companies, centers and universities participate. Andalusia also actively participates in its writing.