The work of Aragón Plataforma Logística has been awarded by Heraldo Newspaper

In the Aragon Logistic Platform is included the Airport of Teruel, PLATA, with a new  recognotion of this airport infrastructure

The fourth edition of the awards Aragón en la Red (Aragon in the net) was organised by the newspaper Heraldo de Aragón. They wanted to recognise the different digital projects of the Autonomous Community of Aragon. One of the awards went to the website of Aragón Plataforma Logística (APL, Aragon Logistic Platform) because it was considered the best Public Administration website. APL is a strategic commitment of the Government of Aragon since it is a practical website which can be useful for attracting potential investors and for the companies that might want to set up in one of the three provinces of Aragon. 

This platform is composed of different companies, including the Airport of Teruel (PLATA). The privileged location of the Airport represents an important connection between the main economic centres of the country. PLATA is an international aeronautical platform where aircraft maintenance, parking and recycling are developed, as well as executive aviation, flight school, HEMS, general aviation, UAV-RPS and R&D. The Airport of Teruel continues its growth, and it is planned that the number of air operations trebles regarding the previous year.

 This award presented by the Heraldo de Aragón is a strong motivation and incentive in order that the development of Aragón Plataforma Logística continues. This website is relatively new since it started in April, and it represents the offer that Aragon has with regard to logistics, such as infrastructures, training, research and services.  

Aragón Plartaforma logistica 2017

A general air accident drill takes place at the Airport of Teruel

The International Airport of Teruel performed an aeronautical drill of air accident this Wednesday 19th July 2017, in order to verify the update of the Airport Security Plan, which is currently approved. Furthermore, this drill has been also useful for assessing the responsiveness of the means, as well as the coordination between the different actors involved.  

The general air accident drill was that one of the engines of an aircraft of type A320 caught fire during the takeoff manoeuvre. This aircraft was placed in the middle of the runway. The different groups were coordinated in this action: the Main Control Position, CEOPS, Advanced Control Post, internal means such as the safety unit composed of the private security and the SSEI (the Rescue and Firefighting Service). In addition to the external means of emergency, which are the 112, Civil Guard, National Police and external firefighters.

The intervention in this aeronautical drill was the following: the personnel from the Operation Centre of the Airport saw a fire in one the engines of the aircraft during its takeoff manoeuvre. The Operation Centre activated the Main Control Position immediately, and the Rescue and Firefighting Service (SSEI) of the airport, the General Manager, the 112, the Advanced Control Post, the security guard, Civil Guard and National Police were notified.

The personnel from the SSEI went to the accident site, meanwhile, a NOTAM was published since the runway was not operational. Afterwards, the Responsible of the Advanced Control Post went to the site of the emergency, informed of the state of the incident and reported that the pilot and the co-pilot were injured, one of them seriously and the other slightly. In the meantime, the SSEI extinguished the fire and rescued the injured people from the aircraft.  

When the firefighters from the Provincial Council of Teruel guided by the Civil Guard arrived at the accident site, they collaborated with the SSEI from the airport to extinguish the fire. With regard to the injured, the doctors from the 112 arrived in order to attend to them. The 112 carried the seriously injured person by helicopter to the burns unit of Zaragoza, and the slightly injured was attended by the doctor and was carried to the Obispo Polanco Hospital of Teruel for a subsequent medical examination.

Finally, the extinguishing of the fire was communicated, the Safety Unit guided the external means to the way out and the emergency ended. After, a meeting was held in order to assess the results of the drill.

Therefore, measures have been implemented in this drill, and they were collected in the reports of previous drills. These aspects have been useful for the update and training of the available means for an air accident, complying with the regulations of ICAO and AESA (the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency).

In the commitment to improvement and continuous training, it is the fifth general aeronautical drill developed in the Airport of Teruel.

Once the drill finished, the regular air operations continued. As a matter of fact, an aircraft of type A320 coming from Germany landed. The airport growth continues, and the number of air operations is planned to treble in 2017 regarding the previous year.  

AERA, SMEs with a Global Scope

The Aeronautical Cluster of Aragon, AERA, consists of 28 companies and technological centres. The fact that there is not any Tier 1, nor a driving company in the region determines the type of company. Although there are more and more associates with cross-cutting operations, such as UAV, Espacio, airport services, recycling, etc., the type of company is mainly metalworking. In 2015, the turnover of the companies from AERA reached 449.7 million euro.

The key objective of AERA is to work for the SMEs, by facilitating the collaboration between companies, with the technological and the knowledge centres. In the case of Aragon, many manufacturing companies are not originally aeronautic. These companies come from other sectors, and the aeronautic is a spin-off which provides them with growth and stability.

Noelia Sanz is the manager of AERA and she is proud of the excellent relations with the other national clusters, with those collaborating in different projects, as well as of its international part. AERA is a founding member of EACP (European Aerospace Cluster Partnership), whose mission is the exchange of information and ideas between similar European organisations, and the establishment of long-term relations in order to develop joint projects.

The Airport of Teruel is part of this Aeronautical Cluster, whose manager, Alejandro Ibrahim, is also the vice chairman of AERA. This collaboration improves the development of the aviation industry in Aragon, which is growing significantly. 

18 SMEs

·         Aeronort, Aviation International Recycling, Composites Aragón, Construcciones Mecánicas Aragonesas, QUALIMETAL, Delsat, INDA, INGEMETAL, Sallén Aviación, Talleres ALOT, UMEC, VEA GLOBAL, different support engineering of product and process.

Three big companies

·         Aeromac (Aernnova), NMF, (Aernnova), SGS.

Three business entities of employment and internationalisation

·         Aragón Exterior, Aragon Council of Chambers of Commerce, Airport of Teruel.

Three knowledge provider entities

·         ITAINNOVA, Aitiip, University of Zaragoza.

Resultado de imagen de aera cluster