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Strengths of the Sector

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Presence in the entire value chain of subcontracting

A wide range of highly specialized activities requiring a great expertise is efficiently conducted by subcontractors in Tunisia in the following fields :

  • Engineering: software development, electronic components. The main players in this field are TELNET, AEROCONSEIL, ALTRAN, SOGECLAIR...

  • Production: electrical systems and wiring, composite materials, casting and machining, precision sheet metal, aircraft assembly, plastic parts, surface treatment...The main players in this area are: STELIA, AD INDUSTRIE, AEROSTANREW, AGBI, ASTF, CORSE COMPOSITE, EUROCAST, HUTCHINSON, LACROIX ELECTRONICS, MAP, MECAHERS, SEGNERE, TECHNIPROTEC METAL, VIGNAL ARTRU, ZODIAC AEROSPACE...

  • Services: engine repair, conversion and alteration, maintenance and other services. Companies are THALES, TUNISAIR TECHNICS, SITA, SABENA TECHNICS...

Skilled Human Resources and Adequate Aerospace System

Tunisian skills are very competitive: with the same level of qualifications and training, the salary of a Tunisian engineer represents one fifth of that of an engineer in the southern European countries.

Tunisia strives to provide reactive and multidisciplinary human resources through :

  • 15 sectoral training centres in the areas of metal construction, electronics, mechatronics, telecommunications, general mechanics, plastics, maintenance and energy;

  • the Centre of Excellence for Aerospace Industry Trades "CEMIA";

  • training structures of higher education offering a comprehensive programme tailored to the needs of companies that provide the labour market every year with over 4 500 engineers and technicians: Engineering Schools, Higher Institutes of Technical Education, National Institute of Applied Sciences, Polytechnic School, Institute of Aerospace Trades;

  • the training centre specializing in aerospace located in the Aerospace cluster of ElMghira dedicated to the areas of mechanics, electronics and IT...

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A high standard Technology Infrastructure

Tunisia is making every effort to promote its assets in the aerospace industry.

TUNISIA has the following facilities :

  • An aerospace cluster in El-Mghira which is an integrated industrial platform, located in the southern suburbs of Tunis covering an area of over 200 hectares including 20 hectares dedicated to STELIA Aerospace Park, a subsidiary of EADS / AIRBUS;

  • A competitiveness cluster in Sousse (Central East region) consisting of the following structures:

    • a science park covering over 60 hectares, specializing in the fields of mechanics, electronics and computing;

    • an offshoring area dedicated to services;

    • and an industrial zone located in Enfidha covering an area of 142 hectares;

  • two operational business parks of high quality, business services: Bizerte Park which is located in the port of the city (60 km from the Tunis airport) and that of Zarzis which is half an hour from the Jerba airport ,

  • about one hundred industrial zones spread all over the country.

Performing Connections

  • TUNISIA has 9 international airports covering the entire territory; the largest airport is that of Tunis Carthage.

  • One hundred foreign airlines provide more than 2,000 weekly flights from Tunisia to Europe.

  • Maritime infrastructure consists of eight commercial ports.

  • The road network consists of 20,000 km of paved roads and 360 km of highways throughout the country.

  • The railway network is 2,167 km long and covers the whole country.

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