“Aviavav”, manufacturer of light 2- to 4-seat aircraft, based in Bordjine, Sousse Governorate, has recently succeeded in building its first light 2-seat aircraft and exporting a first model to a customer in one. from African countries in March 2023, according to the company’s director, Fouad El Kamel. Renewing its obtaining a safety certificate and flight license and marketing its products in Portugal, Kamel confirmed that the company continues to cooperate with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in the effect of obtaining a certificate of conformity to European specifications and after marketing its aircraft in Poland and in the rest of European countries.
According to Fouad El Kamel, “Since 2007, the company has succeeded in exporting hundreds of light single-engine aircraft, manufactured in Tunisia, which have won the admiration of customers in various countries of the world.” All components of the aircraft, except for the engine, are manufactured in the company’s workshops in two towers, manufacturing workshops and employing new skills.
The company “Avianav” specializes mainly in the manufacture of light aircraft with seats from 2 to 4 seats and upper and lower wings made of carbon fiber, knowing that the company has recently embarked on the design and construction of unmanned aircraft. “AviaNav” aircraft are capable of flying for up to 8 hours at a speed of 220 km/h, covering a distance of 1,600 km and landing at an altitude of 3,700 meters. Director General of the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA-Tunisia) Jalal Tabib told TAP that the aircraft manufacturing sector covers more than 80 specialized Tunisian companies, provides nearly 17,000 jobs and represents nearly 4% of GDP. For the record, the volume of overseas investment in 2022 showed an increase of 18% compared to 2021. For the first quarter of 2023, this volume increased by about 15% compared to the same period in 2022.