Aerospace Capabilities

An indicative list of core capabilities of aerospace organisations operating in Canterbury.

See also our Aerospace Directory

Applications

Brush Technology An internet-of-things design company based in Christchurch, New Zealand
Mike Haines Aviation Providing a range of aeronautical consultancy services to the aviation industry with a client-focussed approach covering a range of technical areas.
Orbica Providing world-class geospatial development, data visualisation, field data collection, and more
Starboard Maritime Intelligence A global maritime domain awareness platform that provides both real-time and historical geospatial analysis for remote monitoring of vessels and their activities.
HPCNow!
HPCNow! provides its customers with solutions and technologies for dealing with the most complex problems in High Performance Computing (HPC). The company has experts in several fields, capable of providing services and solutions.

Engineering - Mechanical

Asteria Engineering Consultancy Providing premium electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineering services
Christchurch Engine Centre Integrated support services including: Full overhaul and test of V2500-A1, -A5, -D5 engines
InFact Limited Creating truly different products that enable business using innovative technologies through design thinking and rigorous processes.
Motovated Design & Analysis Industry experts in advanced analysis of mechanical systems
Ruamoko Solutions Structural design and engineering solutions for a wide variety of projects
SPS Automation Specialising in the development of novel robotic systems for the agritech sector.
Paihau—Robinson Research Institute  Aotearoa’s premier education & research institute for high-temperature superconducting (HTS) technology systems, with expertise in HTS mechanical design, electronics engineering, manufacturing, integration, and test.

Engineering - Software & Electronics

Asteria Engineering Consultancy Providing premium electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineering services
Brush Technology An internet-of-things design company based in Christchurch, New Zealand
Christchurch Engine Centre Integrated support services including: Full overhaul and test of V2500-A1, -A5, -D5 engines
Decision Consulting High technology development including software engineering, product development, team leadership and product management
Flat Wavefronts Consulting services in adaptive optics and related disciplines
InFact Limited Creating truly different products that enable business using innovative technologies through design thinking and rigorous processes.
Intranel Custom software solutions and consulting services with expertise in AI, computer vision, IoT, and blockchain
Orbica Providing world-class geospatial development, data visualisation, field data collection, and more
SPS Automation Specialising in the development of novel robotic systems for the agritech sector.
Starboard Maritime Intelligence A global maritime domain awareness platform that provides both real-time and historical geospatial analysis for remote monitoring of vessels and their activities.
HPCNow! HPCNow! provides its customers with solutions and technologies for dealing with the most complex problems in High Performance Computing (HPC). The company has experts in several fields, capable of providing services and solutions.
Paihau—Robinson Research Institute  Multi-physics finite element specialists; including magnetic H, T-A and A formulation electromagnetic modelling. Aotearoa’s premier education & research institute for high-temperature superconducting (HTS) technology systems, with expertise in HTS mechanical design, electronics engineering, manufacturing, integration, and test.

Launch & Aerial Operations

Andrew Vialoux Aviation Qualified aviation professional, dedicated to fostering collaboration within the aviation industry across all user groups
Dawn Aerospace Delivering hardware to space, positioning satellites on orbit and returning products to Earth
Drone Spray Revolutionizing aerial spraying, offering weed spraying, crop spraying, seeding, and roof cleaning by drone.
ElectricAir Operating the first electric plane in New Zealand
Kea Aerospace Developing a solar-powered, remotely piloted aircraft that will fly continuously in the stratosphere to collect high-resolution aerial images
Merlin Labs NZ Building the autonomous infrastructure for the sky above us
Mike Haines Aviation Providing a range of aeronautical consultancy services to the aviation industry with a client-focussed approach covering a range of technical areas.
Navigatus Aero Experts in the field of aviation operations, management and analysis
PACO Advanced flight test, training, and demonstration pilot services to both military and civilian organizations
Skybase Taking the pilot out of the plane to make aviation safer and more capable
SPS Automation Specialising in the development of novel robotic systems for the agritech sector.
Tāwhaki Rejuvenating the environment, honouring deep cultural and historical links and building sustainable economic opportunities are the goals of Tāwhaki.
Unmanned Aircraft Solutions Providing professional unmanned aircraft operational and support services
Wisk New Zealand Dedicated to delivering safe everyday flight for everyone, Wisk has created Cora, an all-electric, self-flying air taxi

Legal, Financial & Business Support

Andrew Vialoux Aviation Qualified aviation professional, dedicated to fostering collaboration within the aviation industry across all user groups
Air Navigation Consultancy Delivering excellence in aviation consultancy services, drawing on the knowledge and experience of aviation professionals.
Ashton Technologies Providing aviation and defence consulting
Autonomous Consulting Advancing the commercial utilisation of autonomy via accountability and assurance
ChristchurchNZ Developing the city’s economic development and city profile sustainably
DataGenius Software Labs Specialist quality assurance & software testing
Ernst & Young Providing assurance, consulting, strategy and transactions, and tax
Lane Neave National law firm with offices in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown
Many Caps Consulting Providing lean and ISO Management Systems accreditation and consulting
Mike Haines Aviation Providing a range of aeronautical consultancy services to the aviation industry with a client-focussed approach covering a range of technical areas.
Project Dynamics Delivering high-risk, high-value and complex technology for our clients in air and in space
Whanganui & Partners Whanganui’s economic development agency
WNT Ventures Venture capital investment and incubation

Manufacturing - Mechanical

Coombes Sheetmetal Specialists in fabrication work and repairs
Five Axis Machining Offering high-tech machinery services with high-level experience
Shamrock Industries Manufacturing sophisticated, high-specification precision tooling for national and international aerospace companies
Zenith Tecnica Contract manufacturer, specialising in titanium 3D printing
ProMetal Specialists in sheet metal fabrication
RAM3D

RAM3D have been working within the Aerospace (Space) Industry for over 10 years and have developed quality control systems to ensure all space craft are successfully deployed. Last year, RAM3D printed more than 2,500 parts for spacecraft with over 7000 components successfully deployed to space.

Project Management

Nova Systems Provision of engineering and management services

Education & Training

Andrew Vialoux Aviation Qualified aviation professional, dedicated to fostering collaboration within the aviation industry across all user groups
Ara Institute of Canterbury The largest vocational training institute in the South Island of New Zealand
ATCANZ Providing air navigation and airport support services
Drone Trust Providing CAA certified drone training (theory and practical)
International Antarctic Centre Creating passionate advocates for the antarctic
Jix Disruptive immersive-tech storytelling that educates, inspires, and engages
Mike Haines Aviation Providing a range of aeronautical consultancy services to the aviation industry with a client-focussed approach covering a range of technical areas.
Nova Systems Provision of engineering and management services
PACO Advanced flight test, training, and demonstration pilot services to both military and civilian organizations
SpaceBase Reducing inequality in the space industry for developing and emerging nations
University of Canterbury Offering diverse range of study options offering over 120 qualifications in more than 150 different subject areas
Unmanned Aircraft Solutions Providing professional unmanned aircraft operational and support services
Selwyn House School Selwyn House School is an independent girls school, who are future-focussed and progressive. They try to inspire their studnets to take an interest in Science and Technology as much as possible through specialist programmes and their annual space-themed science camp.
Paihau—Robinson Research Institute  PhD and Research Masters Postgraduate degrees in a mission-oriented team at the cutting edge of electric propulsion, applied superconducting machines, fusion and aerospace. Aotearoa’s premier education & research institute for high-temperature superconducting (HTS) technology systems, with expertise in HTS mechanical design, electronics engineering, manufacturing, integration, and test.

Engineering - Systems

Asteria Engineering Consultancy Providing premium electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineering services
Christchurch Engine Centre Integrated support services including: Full overhaul and test of V2500-A1, -A5, -D5 engines
Decision Consulting High technology development including software engineering, product development, team leadership and product management
InFact Limited Creating truly different products that enable business using innovative technologies through design thinking and rigorous processes.
Space Operations New Zealand Operating at the very south of New Zealand, Space Operations New Zealand provides southern hemisphere access to LEO, MEO and GEO missions.
SPS Automation Specialising in the development of novel robotic systems for the agritech sector.
HPCNow! HPCNow! provides its customers with solutions and technologies for dealing with the most complex problems in High Performance Computing (HPC). The company has experts in several fields, capable of providing services and solutions.
Paihau—Robinson Research Institute  Cryogenic system development. Conduction cooled magnet development. Electric propulsion development. Superconducting systems technology transfer. Aotearoa’s premier education & research institute for high-temperature superconducting (HTS) technology systems, with expertise in HTS mechanical design, electronics engineering, manufacturing, integration, and test.

Ground Segment

Merlin Labs NZ Building the autonomous infrastructure for the sky above us
Mike Haines Aviation Providing a range of aeronautical consultancy services to the aviation industry with a client-focussed approach covering a range of technical areas.
Navigatus Aero Experts in the field of aviation operations, management and analysis
Skybase Taking the pilot out of the plane to make aviation safer and more capable
Space Operations New Zealand Operating at the very south of New Zealand, Space Operations New Zealand provides southern hemisphere access to LEO, MEO and GEO missions.

Manufacturing - Electrical & Electronic

Brush Technology An internet-of-things design company based in Christchurch, New Zealand
Quickcircuit Combining great people, high-end equipment and production systems to deliver the best solutions for electronic assemblies
Photoetch Industries Ltd Photoetch is your New Zealand expert in chemical milling and photo etching within the electronics, science, technology, automotive and aerospace industries
SPS Automation Specialising in the development of novel robotic systems for the agritech sector.
Argus CableTech Specialise in short lead times, medium to large volume, high complexity, high reliability harnesses for a wide range of sectors; Aerospace and Defence, Marine, Appliance, Automotive and complex electronic systems

Manufacturing - Systems & Equipment

Argo Navis Aerospace Developing innovative, chemical propulsion systems for the space industry
Dawn Aerospace Delivering hardware to space, positioning satellites on orbit and returning products to Earth
Flat Wavefronts Consulting services in adaptive optics and related disciplines
Kea Aerospace Developing a solar-powered, remotely piloted aircraft that will fly continuously in the stratosphere to collect high-resolution aerial images
SPS Automation Specialising in the development of novel robotic systems for the agritech sector.
Argus CableTech Argus CableTech is a new name, but have over 40 years experience in cable and harness manufacturing, working together as a high performance team from our industry leading facility in Christchurch. Specialising in short lead times, medium to large volume, high complexity, high reliability harnesses for a wide range of sectors.
Wisk New Zealand Dedicated to delivering safe everyday flight for everyone, Wisk has created Cora, an all-electric, self-flying air taxi
Paihau—Robinson Research Institute  Aotearoa’s premier education & research institute for high-temperature superconducting (HTS) technology systems, with expertise in HTS mechanical design, electronics engineering, manufacturing, integration, and test.
Scitek Scitek specialise in creating customised solutions for your space simulation and research needs. From CubeSats through to the largest thermal vacuum test chambers, and low earth orbits to interplanetary exploration, we can cater for off-the-shelf standard designs through to complex, turnkey solutions.

Testing & Test Facilities

Ara Institute of Canterbury The largest vocational training institute in the South Island of New Zealand
DataGenius Software Labs Specialist quality assurance & software testing
Halt & Hass Reliable engineering services, test equipment and support for Highly Accelerated Life Test and Highly Accelerated Stress Screening
Independent Test Labratories Accredited test laboratories offering a range of testing services, including EMC, HALT & HASS, and high power testing
Nova Systems Provision of engineering and management services
PACO Advanced flight test, training, and demonstration pilot services to both military and civilian organizations
Tāwhaki Rejuvenating the environment, honouring deep cultural and historical links and building sustainable economic opportunities are the goals of Tāwhaki.
University of Canterbury Offering diverse range of study options offering over 120 qualifications in more than 150 different subject areas
Paihau—Robinson Research Institute  Full electric thruster measurement in 3 m^3 vacuum chamber. Electron microscopy, magnetic property measurement down to 50 mK, cryogenic system testing, full-suite materials property analysis including dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA). Aotearoa’s premier education & research institute for high-temperature superconducting (HTS) technology systems, with expertise in HTS mechanical design, electronics engineering, manufacturing, integration, and test
Scitek Scitek specialise in creating customised solutions for your space simulation and research needs. From CubeSats through to the largest thermal vacuum test chambers, and low earth orbits to interplanetary exploration, we can cater for off-the-shelf standard designs through to complex, turnkey solutions.