Why the Canary Islands?

The Canary Islands have several characteristics that make it one of the privileged places for the development of aeronautical and aerospace activities.

  • Excellent orography and weather conditions.

  • Strategic geographical location

  • Unsurpassed climate for flying

  • Unique quality of life, which can attract the best talent. The high quality of life in the Canary Islands and the good educational offer make it easier for professionals and their families to establish their permanent residence in the islands, instead of moving individually for a specific period of time.

  • European legislation and legal security

The region of the Canary Islands, being a territory of the European Union, enjoys all the advantages of the treaties signed by Spain (free movement of people, goods and services). All this has resulted in special aid projects by the European Union for those companies that settle in these territories.

  • Own economic and fiscal regime (ZEC, RIC).

The region of the Canary Islands, due to its distant geographical location from the mainland, has a series of tax advantages and economic aid, both from Spain and the European Union. The companies created can become part of the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC), which entails a series of advantages that make the installation of manufacturing and service companies very attractive.

  • Technology industry and leading research centers

2 public universities, in addition to 3 private universities, together with their university research institutes.

The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has leading design and development centers, which are already playing a major role in the development of advanced flight and navigation systems for drones.

Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN), Canary Islands Space Center (CEC), Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC).

  • Forward-looking administrations that understand which are the strategic sectors: Renewable Energies, ICTs, Aeronautics, Digital Tourism, Telemedicine, Telecommunications and Digital Entertainment.

  • Current lack of testing and certification centers for unmanned systems. The Canary Islands would not only acquire a position of absolute leadership in this field, but would also close the door immediately to the emergence of possible competitors in thousands of kilometers around.

  • Good telecommunications and transport infrastructures, with six operational international airports.

  • Unique unique infrastructures,

  • Wage costs that are competitive with the rest of Europe.