In good health

We reached the middle of the year and it’s time to take stock of the path of the Andalusian aerospace sector, just after the celebration a few weeks ago of the largest business event in the industry in our country, the Aerospace & Defense Meetings 2018. An event that once again made Seville the epicenter of national and international aerospace industry, attended by the main actors of the sector, both the large tractors as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer, as the main contractors and national and international Tier 1 , with, whom the attending companies could maintain business contacts and explore ways of collaboration or contracts for the future.

The numbers of this fourth edition of ADM Sevilla showed that it is a fully consolidated event, and that, in part, reflect the good health of the aerospace industry in Spain and Andalusia: more than 1,100 professionals from 350 companies from 28 countries attended the fair. In the country, more than 8,000 business meetings were held among the attendees, and some 70 companies and technological infrastructures were visited. In CATEC we witnessed this, contributing to strengthen the ties of technological development that our community has in some of the areas that are called to lead the future of the sector, such as advanced robotics or Industry 4.0.

Beyond these quantitative figures it also should be noted the announcement by the President of Andalusia, Susana Diaz, on the development and implementation in the short term of the new Strategic Plan for the aerospace sector. It will focus on aspects such as innovation, development, research, talent and the competitiveness and productivity of our industry. This new plan it will allow us to take a new leap and face the great challenges of the sector in a global context, that is always difficult and that can generate uncertainties.

After ADM Sevilla, the Andalusian industry is reinforced and sets course for new markets to continue promoting its internationalization, competitiveness and know-how in the sector. The next stop is the Farnborough fair, where I am convinced that our companies will continue advancing in that goal to position and reaffirm ourselves in the top positions of the global aerospace industry.

Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
Director of CATEC

Projects

CATEC collaborates with the company ONTECH for the development of new solutions for pavement inspections at airports


The initiative is part of the APIA project, which leads the Andalusian engineering GHENOVA and seeks to improve the detection of defects in runways and aerial landings


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Our team is collaborating with the Andalusian company ONTECH for the development of new solutions for pavement inspections. This initiative is part of the APIA (Automatic Pavement Index Assessment) project, which aims to develop a new inspection system to improve the detection of defects in the runways and take-off of airports, reducing costs and inspection time while increasing the quality of records.

To achieve this, CATEC is using the latest non-destructive techniques in an infrared thermography (IRT) assisted inspection system, a high level programming language and image processing technique, using the ATLAS Experimental Flight Center facilities.

The APIA project is led by the Spanish engineering company Ghenova and also integrated by the company MC2 and the CITIC technology center. APIA is a project co-financed by Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) within the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)-Innterconecta 2015.
CATEC collaborates with the company ONTECH for the development of new solutions for pavement inspections at airports


June 14th 2017
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