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Ghenova studies the viability of a future business jet developed in Andalusia

Jan 10, 2011

The engineering company Ghenova has carried out a study to identify the possible business opportunities for the development and manufacture by the Andalusian aeronautical industry of a business jet. The start-up of this programme would result in a significant increase in technological and industrial development in the region and a turnover of more than 3 billion euros over the next 20 years The Andalusian aeronautical industry knows no limits and is on the lookout for new horizons and future challenges.

STSA starts work on the Airbus A320 in Seville

Jan 10, 2011

In only six years this Andalusian company specialising in aircraft painting, sealing and basic furnishing has consolidated its status as one of the leading national and European firms i

CATEC: Excellence in research and technology for the future of the aeronautical sector

Jan 10, 2011

CATEC offers facilities and scientific and technological resources which are unique to both Spain and Europe, enabling it to develop and participate in R+D projects with major potential as turning points for the international aeronautical industry. Andalusia has emerged as a benchmark in the world sector as a result of the work carried out by its research staff and its focus on technological specialisation in fields such as UAVs, robotics, simulation and software.


Airbus Military Flight Simulator and Crew and Technician Training Centre

Jan 10, 2011

Following the inauguration of the Airbus Military Flight Simulator and Crew and Technician Training Centre last October, Andalusia is set to become a benchmark for training in the aeronautical sect

CATEC: at the cutting edge of technology in the international aeronautical industry

Jan 10, 2011

The Centre for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (CATEC) has opened its pioneering
facilities for the research and development of new technologies for the Andalusian
aerospace industry, a centre which will contribute to improve the competitiveness
of the aeronautical industry and meet the RDI demands of companies at a
national and international level.

Tecnatom develops a new automated laser ultrasonics application for composite testing

Jan 10, 2011

The company Tecnatom and its associate iPhoton Solutions
LLC has started up a new technological application involving
Laser Ultrasonics for the inspection of composites using
industrial robots which improves the reliability and productivity
of production lines. The company intends to use this new
non-destructive testing technique to improve the validation of
composites, in particular carbon fibre.

Start-up of the new Training 2.0 system developed by Forpe for the sector

Jan 10, 2011
The Foundation of Training for Employment (Forpe) has inaugurated its new telepresence training system using a virtual campus. This training system with national coverage and more than 30 offices distributed throughout Spain offers the vocational training courses which are in the greatest demand in the sector, facilitating integration into the job market. In fact, more than 60% of the students who have received training in the centres run by Forpe have found employment in less than a year. On the other hand, the Association of Aeronautical Companies

Jesús Espinosa, new director of Airbus Military's plant at San Pablo

Jan 10, 2011

Jesús Espinosa Ruiz has been appointed director of Airbus Military’s plant at San Pablo. He will assume responsibility for the management of the largest facilities Airbus Military has in Andalusia after Prudencio Escamilla was named director of the Bahía de Cádiz Plant and the transitional period under the leadership of the Head of Industrial Operations and Deliveries for the A400M programme, Rafael Nogueras.

Domingo Ureña, Chairman of the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association

Jan 10, 2011

Domingo Ureña, Chairman of Airbus Military, has been appointed Chairman of the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD).

Andalusian aeronautical and defence companies present their products to U.S. firms

Jan 10, 2011
A delegation of 19 Andalusian firms from the aeronautical, security and defence industry presented their products to a delegation of buyers from the United States during a trade mission in October at the facilities of the Business Centre of Aeropolis, the Aerospace Technological Park of Andalusia. The aim of this meeting organised by Extenda with the collaboration of the Hélice Foundation was to facilitate access by the American market to the products of Andalusian companies, enabling contacts with the companies invited. The Andalusian