Growing abroad

There is no doubt that CATEC has become one of the most advanced technological centres in Spain and a reference in R&D in Europe, especially in areas such as drones and unmanned systems, robotics and industry 4.0, additive manufacturing (3D printing) or non-destructive inspection, which are already marking the present and future of the aerospace industry and other important productive sectors. And not because we say it, but the results that we have achieved throughout our 11 years of history and professional trajectory talk by themselves.

We announced some days ago a new milestone in the history of FADA-CATEC, and especially in our internationalization and growth process towards foreign markets. This is no other than the first project in the field of technological developments in 3D printing outside the European continent, thanks to the collaboration with the company INVAP Argentina, which means our leap crossing the ocean to Latin America, precisely in an area of great value such as components and parts manufacturing for satellites and launchers for the space sector.

In a year in which precisely the city of Seville is assuming and leading the presidency of the Community of Ariane Cities (CVA), and Andalusia is boosting its growth in the aeronautical sector reached in the last decade, we are convinced that this new CATEC project will contribute to show the high technological and industrial capacity that our industry has and to continue encouraging our companies to keep on on this good path, betting on R&D and high added value activities.

The latest figures for the year 2017 are again clear and consolidate Andalusia as a region that has not stopped growing in turnover, employment and exports in the aerospace sector, and that already faces the future with new challenges and illusions. The new strategic plan of the sector must be a key element in all this, and the base for the Andalusian aerospace sector to continue growing abroad, with the support of all the agents involved and with the R&D and the promotion of innovation as main allies. Only this way will strengthen our position as a of the fastest growing industries in the European and international level, and with better prospects for the coming years.

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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