Average annual growth of air freight volume at Zaragoza Airport 2009-2019
Industrial airport in Europe: PLATA Airport (Teruel)
Location close to the leading European Aeronautical Zone (Toulouse)
Three airports in the region
Zaragoza International Airport: Second most important air freight airport in Spain after Madrid; has 70ha avaliable in the airport for the aeronautics industry.
PLATA Airport Teruel: The only industrial airport in Spain. Airbus subsidiary Tarmac Aerosave performs MRO and recycling activities. Long term aircraft park (120ha.) for 250 units.
Huesca-Pirineos Airport: a small airport suitable for training activities.
Equidistant between the main aeronautical centres in Southern Europe: Madrid (Eurocopter, Airbus, EADS space), the Basque Country (ITP, Aernnova) and Toulouse (Airbus France).
Being close to Toulouse has encouraged the presence of an MRO operator in the area and the undertaking of many technical tests – impossible in congested airports.
Clusters and resources
AERA (Aragon Aeronautical Association) was a founding member of the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP).
The Aitiip research centre develops technologies used to obtain aluminium, titanium and polymer aerospace parts.
ITA Innova (Aragon Institute of Technology) is currently developing Stress Analysis (FEM) and has a semi-anechoic chamber. It is also involved in logistic projects and GPS monitoring.
In coordination with the Aragon Institute of Technology, AERNNOVA has developed numerous leading R&D projects in Spain – with a budget of over 10 million Euros.