A total of
eight Andalusian aerospace and entities will attend ILA Berlin next week, one
of the world’s most important aerospace and defence meetings, with the
objective of making a qualitative leap in the international process and
increase the Andalusian presence in more outstanding programmes.

Andalusian delegation will attend the meeting looking for new business
opportunities with the prime global aircraft manufacturers and tiers 1 such as
EADS, Boeing, Bombardier or Thales, among others, which will attend the event
presenting their latest projects and will analyze the market seeking new partners
and suppliers. Andalusian enterprises are willing to establish contacts and
commercial meetings with other international firms which may become strategic
contracts or agreements of collaboration to enlarge their international
business portfolio which reached 988 million euros in 2011, 57% of the total
aerospace income.

Andalusian participation is organized by the Trade Promotion Agency of
Andalusia Extenda (Regional Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and
Employment), being led by the Andalusian Aerospace Cluster Hélice. This mission
is composed by the enterprises and entities Aerosertec, CESA, Ghenova,
Tecnigrab-Indaero, Mecatecnic, Prescal, Sofitec and the Aerospace Technological
Park  Aerópolis, all of them Hélice

The Andalusian participation will also be focused on
the event `International Suppliers Center ISC´, scheduled to be held from 11-13
September. This is a great platform that gives the companies access to global
markets. ISC includes two International Buyers’ Days, on the 12 and 13, when
suppliers and OEMs will be offered an exclusive market place for networking and
establishing contacts. Moreover, the Andalusian delegation will have a 36
squared metres stand where participant firms will be able to meet with other aerospace

mission’s final goal is to boost the internationalization of the Andalusian
aerospace companies and encourage customer and product diversification. At the
same time, Andalusian firms will present the Arospace Annual Report as prime credential
of its industry development, in which Andalusia got consolidated as the second
national aerospace pole, with a service companies growth of 16% and 8% in
turnover and employment, respectively.  

Aerospace exports to Germany

According to the Andalusian Internationalization
Economy Observatory, within Extenda, Andalusia has hit historic highs in
aerospace exports, with       481.6 million
euros in sales during the first semester of the year, which means 32% of the
national total and a growth of  3,2% compared
to the fall of 5% undertaken up and down the country.

Germany is highlighted as the third destination with 13,5%
of the total which mean 65 million of euros, 2,8% more than during the first
semester of 2011, year when sales towards the German country rose 37%. France
has still the first destination, with 40% of the Andalusian total income (196.6
million euros) and a growth of 24.1%, although most of the growth is incurred
by the Unated States, where sales have been doubled (+100.5%), being positioned
as the second destination in exports with 69.7 million euros, 14,5% of the