Making Space For Business
Making Space For Business
Aerospace Christchurch is an industry body that promotes the interests of our city, our region and our nation.
We encompass broad aspects of aerospace: aviation, space flight, rocketry, manufacturing, engineering, geospatial mapping, data analytics, education, training and services. Aerospace Christchurch works with individuals and organisations that want to grow the economic wealth and aerospace capability in New Zealand.
Did you know we have a Christchurch Aerospace Sector Plan? Christchurch aspires to be at the centre of an energetic national aerospace sector by 2025.
The Inaugural New Zealand Aerospace Summit
Be inspired by trailblazing innovators and renowned speakers, showcasing aerospace in New Zealand. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with more than 300 delegates, including aerospace entrepreneurs, investors, professionals, and government agencies.
Finalists will be announced Thursday 20 January.
Next Aerospace Meet Up
Aerospace Christchurch Meet Up #22
TBC / Ara Institute of Canterbury – City Campus
Keep an eye out for our next Meet Up in the new year!
Build on Canterbury’s existing aerospace story, share the vision and implement a local space strategy.
Encourage and facilitate aerospace industry participants in Canterbury to work together.
Support and develop incentives for startups and existing aerospace businesses in Canterbury.
Great South operates the Awarua Satellite Ground Station, which provides access to LEO, MEO and GEO missions at the very south of New Zealand
University of Canterbury's Women In Engineering club held a workshop for high school students in 2020 with interactive sessions and presentations.
Asteria Engineering Consultancy and the University of Canterbury are developing a payload for crystallising proteins and producing food in space
Kea Aerospace is developing the Kea Atmos, a solar-powered, remotely-piloted aircraft that will fly continuously for months at a time
Skybase is making unmanned aviation, taking the pilot out of the plane with new technologies
ElectricAir has built the Pipistrel Alpha Electro, the first and only electric plane in New Zealand
Aerospace Christchurch holds regular Meet Ups for the local aerospace community to connect and hear exciting updates and projects in the industry
“In the same way New Zealand is a gateway to the Antarctic, Christchurch will be a gateway to space. By 2030, Christchurch will be the home to hundreds of aerospace companies providing thousands of aerospace jobs.”
Mark Rocket, CEO, Kea Aerospace