Good forecasts

For the year ended 2018 we are proud of having developed a good job and having achieved new milestones for the Andalusian aerospace and technology sector, but more importantly, it starts a new one, 2019, with the feeling that we have a very promising future ahead. Not only for our center, but for all those who participate in the aeronautical industry and the innovation environment and technological development linked to this sector, which boosts the economy in our community.

In our specific case, new horizons are opened with the participation in new European projects such as SAFEDRONE, DOMUS, RIB-AM or RIMA, all of them linked with the development and application of new technologies of unmanned systems (drones) for their integration in airspace or implementation of new advanced manufacturing systems (such as 3D printing) for the aerospace industry. Also with the organization of important events like the hosting of the II International Tournament on Emergency Service Robots of the European Robots League (ERL), which will take place in our facilities in Seville next February.

We must highlight another unprecedented milestone in Andalusia, such as the Presidency of Seville of the Community of Ariane cities for 2019, an event in which FADA-CATEC collaborates and which will mean that the city of Seville becomes the ideal showcase to demonstrate the potential of our sector and the focus of attracting investment and business opportunities to boost our companies and technology activities in the field of space, through the environment offered by the so-called New Space. This event will have a program full of activities that will also serve for the scientific dissemination of what the Space sector represents and the applications that the whole society enjoys today thanks to the development in this field.

We have, therefore, an exciting year ahead, full of good forecasts and new challenges and illusions for both the Andalusian and Spanish aerospace sector. Let us take advantage of this to continue working among all of us - industry, administrations, technological agents and social agents - to keep on growing and positioning it as one of the most relevant in the European and international environment.

Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
Director of CATEC

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A day of flights at the ATLAS Center closes the UNVEX ECO-AGRO Congress on the application of drones to the sector of agriculture and the environment


It took place from October 9-11 in Seville and Jaen and was the first and only event in Spain and Europe dedicated specifically to the application of drones and unmanned aircraft to the agriculture and the environment sectors


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The ATLAS Experimental Flight Center of Villacarrillo in Jaen hosted the closing day of the UNVEX ECO-AGRO Congress, the first held in Spain dedicated to the sector of remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS / UAS / drones) and its applications in agriculture and the environment.
 
The day included different demonstration flights with this type of technologies by several companies and specialized entities in this field. The session was inaugurated by the President of the Provincial Council of Jaen, Francisco Reyes, and the general director of the Agency of Innovation and Development of Andalusia IDEA and president of the Andalusian Foundation for Aerospace Development (FADA), Antonio Gonzalez Marin.
 
The objective of this last day of UNVEX ECO-AGRO was to show how drones fly and the advantages that its use can have in different productive sectors such as agriculture or the protection of natural spaces. During the day were also celebrated several roundtables with lectures by experts on use of these technologies in the field of agriculture and security.
 
The congress closed its doors with great success after hosting two previous days in Seville of conferences, exhibition area and business meetings between companies and attending entities. The event was organized by FADA-CATEC, the company IDS and the Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES), and brought together the key players in the agricultural, food and environmental sectors, such as associations ASAJA, UPA and COAG in addition to the large industries and multinationals, service companies, technicians and developers in the field of RPAS from all over Spain (Boeing Research & Technology Europe, Babcock, Indra, Airbus D & S Intelligence, Altran, Elecnor-Deimos or AERTEC Solutions, among others) .
 
The event was also supported by the Andalusian Regional Government through the Regional Ministries of Employment, Agriculture and Environment.

A day of flights at the ATLAS Center closes the UNVEX ECO-AGRO Congress on the application of drones to the sector of agriculture and the environment

A day of flights at the ATLAS Center closes the UNVEX ECO-AGRO Congress on the application of drones to the sector of agriculture and the environment


December 29th 2017
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