The Park generated 16% more turnover and 14% more employment in 2022, an upward trend that continues this year and brings it closer to pre-pandemic levels

The Andalusian Aerospace Technology Park, Aerópolis, closed 2022 with a turnover of 1,010 million euros, which represents an increase of 16% compared to the previous year (868 million euros). In the same way, employment also grew, generating 5,002 direct jobs, which is 14% more than the previous year (4,377 workers).

After the drop in activity in 2020 due to the paralysis of air traffic and aerospace industrial activity, 2022 marked the beginning of a period of growth in billing, employment, number of companies and business activity in the Park. Aerópolis, like the Andalusian aerospace sector, thus shows its resilience in the face of the difficulties generated by the pandemic and the adverse economic context, facing 2024 with broad expectations of recovery.

The forecasts for the Park are optimistic, even more so thanks to opportunities such as the launch by the Andalusian Government of the Andalusian Aerospace Strategy 2027, a pioneering instrument to support the sector that reinforces the Andalusian Government’s commitment to this innovative and innovative industry. economic growth, the designation of Seville as the headquarters of the Spanish Space Agency, the award to the capital of the business incubator of the European Space Agency and the Presidency of the Community of Ariane Cities (CVA) 2024.

Main data

  • Aerópolis concentrates 43% of the turnover and 38% of the employment of the entire aerospace sector in Andalusia in just one square kilometer of surface.
  •  It houses around 60% of the companies in the sector, currently having a business community of 85 companies.
  • The turnover of Aerópolis companies reaches 1,010 million euros. This represents an increase of 16% compared to 2021, very positive compared to the 6% decrease the previous year.
  • Aerópolis companies directly employ 5,002 professionals, which represents an increase of 14% compared to 2021.
  •  The productivity of companies in Aerópolis (€202 thousand/employee) is 13% higher than the sector average.
  • It concentrates highly qualified employment, with 41% university graduates and 46% vocational training and qualified workers
  • Aerópolis companies participate in more than 90 R&D projects, with a total investment in R&D of 11 million euros and 8.1 million raised to finance projects (latest data available, 2021).
  •  The main activities of Aerópolis companies are: Engineering and consulting (30%);  Aerostructures, assemblies and mechanical activities, including composites and plastics (30%); Services: logistics, industrial maintenance, training (26%).