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About thirty professionals from the aerospace sector attend a forum with astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy

Presidency, Public Administration and Interior Regional Ministry, through Extenda, collaborates with the Presidency of Seville of the Community of Ariane Cities organized by the City Council

A total of 36 Andalusian professionals linked to the aerospace sector attended last April 3 at the headquarters of Extenda in Seville,

to a networking day with the French astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy. This action was organized by the Regional Ministry of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior, through Extenda-Andalusian Agency for Foreign Promotion, in collaboration with the presidency of Seville of the Community of Ariane Cities (CVA) led by the City of Seville.

This appointment is part of the activities framed in the presidency of Seville of the Community of Ariane Cities and that has turned the city into one of the European capitals of the space this year 2019. Extenda will continue collaborating with this capital in other actions during the rest of the year with the objective of diversifying the Andalusian aeronautical business towards the aerospace sector in international markets.

The meeting with astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy was attended by the CEO of Extenda, Vanessa Bernad, Didier Maze, consul of France in Seville, and Carlos Gómez, aeronautical engineer and professor of Thermodynamics at the University of Seville.

Andalusian companies

A total of 36 professionals from the aerospace sector from 24 Andalusian companies and institutions attended the appointment with the astronaut. Among the participating entities were representatives of the economy area of ​​the City of Seville, the Technological Corporation of Andalusia-CTA, the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), the Chamber of Commerce of Seville and the Andalusian Aerospace Cluster Empresarial Hélice.

The participating companies were the following: Ennde, Aimen, Medina Media Events, Eirin Universe, Zero 2 Infinity, Eneffect, TTI, Skylife Engineering, B2Space, Wheat Aero & Rail Spain and Portugal, Alter Technology TÜV Nord SAU, Astromares, British School of Sevilla, RP Avio, International Space Complex CIE (The City of the Stars - The City of the Stars), Airbus Defense and Space, DSS Network, Concádiz Quality Control and Catec.

Seville 2019, Year of Space
The Presidency of the Ariane Community of Cities is a major international event, led by the City of Seville, in which 41 entities, institutions and companies participate, and which has more than 70 activities and large appointments. It will be held throughout the year 2019 with the aim of promoting the aerospace fabric of the city.
Of the 2019 programming of the Presidency of Seville, it is worth mentioning the holding of a Council of Ministers of the European Space Agency in the Andalusian capital, which will address important investments for the sector. The Seville Presidency also reflects the important objective of the CVA to promote the strategic role of French Guiana and the Space Center of Guyana (CSG) as a European spaceport, hence the name "Sevilla" for the Ariane 5 launcher.

Extenda and the aerospace sector

Extenda considers Aerospace an strategic sector, for what it represents in terms of economic relevance, employment and openness abroad. Therefore, it will complete its programming for the sector in 2019 with new actions, such as attendance at trade fairs such as Paris Airshow-Le Bourget, Labace Brasil or Dubai Air Show; and missions, as the inverse mission for Brazilian agents of the aerospace sector to be held in Seville next November.

Andalusia aerospace epicenter

The Sevilla-Cádiz axis is the third aerospace hub in Europe, just behind Toulouse and Hamburg, due to its turnover, employment, infrastructure and entity of the projects that take place there. Currently the aerospace sector represents 1.68% of the overall Andalusian GDP. On the other hand, the latest data published by Fundación Hélice indicate that the aerospace sector is composed of 124 companies that in 2017 invoiced 2,611 million euros, 8.8% more than in 2016, and gave direct employment to 15,668 professionals, a 8.3% more than the previous year. These data place Andalusia as a national leader in sales abroad, with almost half of all sales in Spain (49%) in 2018.