Inspired by their father who was a pilot for the Tunisian Air Force, Férid and Foued El Kamel became engineers and eventually launched an aircraft manufacturing startup in 2011.
It has been a long run for the twin brothers Foued and Kamel, in their thirties, managed to launch their own airplane manufacturing business, called Avionav.
The company Avionav manufacturers small planes, from start to finish, in Tunisia. Three years after their launch, their profit in 2016 was about US$600,000.
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Avionav now has the capacity to produce about 100 planes a year, fully made in Tunisia, with contractors from several countries such as France, Senegal, Germany, Jordan and the USA.
The operational cost of the produced aircrafts is under 100 dollars per hour which is very attractive as it can be quite affordable to use for different purposes.
Currently, Avionav employs 18 aviation engineers and technicians. They were trained by the company for four years to be among the most talented experts in aircraft manufacturing in the North African state.
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