Mount John Observatory at Lake Tekapo is New Zealand's premier astronomical research observatory

Brush Technology has developed Hivemind, a world-first beehive monitoring system developed in Christchurch

Brush Technology provides circuit-board design, software development, and user-interface design services

Dawn Aerospace is redefining near-space transportation for a circular and sustainable space economy

Asteria Engineering Consultancy are leaders in electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineering

Aerospace Directory

See below a selection of participants working in Christchurch / Canterbury or view aerospace capabilities.

AEC Electronics

Highly experienced electronic product development engineers. Engineering Support. Engineering Management. Design Reviews.

Advanced Aerospace

Leaders in the design and manufacture of lightweight experimental aircraft, offering services from concept through to first flight – material testing, prototype tooling and design for manufacture.

Air Force Museum of New Zealand

The Air Force Museum preserves and presents the history of New Zealand military aviation for commemoration, inspiration, learning and enjoyment.

Air Navigation Consultancy

Air Nav Consultancy draws on the knowledge and experience of Aviation professionals to deliver excellence in aviation consultancy services.


New Zealand’s air navigation service provider, delivering air navigation, air traffic management consultancy and training services throughout New Zealand and in over 65 countries.

Ara Institute of Technology

With more than 100 years of teaching experience, Ara is the largest institute of technology in the South Island.

Argo Navis Aerospace

Argo Navis Aerospace develop innovative chemical propulsion systems for the space industry, with focus on achieving an unmatched combination of performance, scalability, reliability and cost.

Ashton Technologies

Ashton Technologies is a small consulting company, specializing in the provision of advice to overseas and NZ companies on defence procurement, Aviation, Engineering and manufacturing.



Delivering electro-mechanical sub assemblies and complete turnkey solutions to required schedules and providing support for all stages of the product realisation process. 

Asteria Engineering Consultancy

Providing a range of electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineering consulting services to customers around the world. Asteria offer creative solutions that are tailored to each customer’s project and needs, working from conceptualisation right through to production.


The Air Training Corps Association of New Zealand supports and promotes the interests of the ATC movement in New Zealand and benefiting the community by seeking to develop the character of those enrolled.


One of Asia Pacific’s largest independent advisories, design and engineering consultancies, Beca creates, designs and optimises assets and infrastructure to make everyday better for clients and communities.

 Brush Technology

Brush Technology is an internet-of-things design company. Brush Technology provide circuit-board design, software development, and user-interface design services to innovative folks.

Build Green

An engineering consulting firm based in Christchurch specialising in the design, construction and performance of environmentally sustainable buildings.

Canterbury Astronomical Society

Friendly, like-minded astronomers with a tendency for spending late nights out under the stars. The society has strong links to education and have an active public open night program every year.


ChristchurchNZ is the city’s sustainable economic development and city profile agency, with a purpose to stimulate sustainable economic growth for a more prosperous Christchurch.

Christ’s College

Christ’s College is an independent Anglican school for boys from Year 9 to Year 13 committed to helping each boy reach his best.

Christchurch Engine Centre

Christchurch Engine Centre provides comprehensive, integrated support services including non-destructive testing, plating shop and plasma metal spray applications, ensuring competitive turn around time and delivery performance. 

Christchurch Rocketeers

A group of Cantabrians who launch, or those who want to learn how to launch, low-power model rockets. Supporting Aerospace and STEM in the community and fostering a sense of wonderment in technology in our youth – and usually those of us much older!

Contour Engineering

Providers of innovative and precision engineered components using a combination of single and multi-axis machining centres to produce parts and products. Manufacturer of products that push the boundaries of what is possible.

Crafted Coffee

Premium coffee roasters since 2009, Crafted Coffee offer a subscription service, barista training courses, and tasting experiences.


DataGenius is an industry-leading enterprise, providing IT consulting, data analytics, business intelligence, CRM and product development services. Based in New Zealand and Australia, DataGenius combines innovative thinking, efficient processes & continuous business services to keep organizations highly competitive, productive and profitable.

Dawn Aerospace

A space transportation company, Dawn Aerospace is building space-proven chemical propulsion systems for satellites and a same-day reusable spaceplane for responsive, low cost hypersonic, suborbital and orbital access.  By building these technologies in tandem, Dawn is creating the end-to-end architecture required for delivering, positioning and returning spacecraft in a highly scalable and environmentally conscious way. 

Decision Consulting

Focused on communications, transport and aerospace sectors where technology simply has to work so that people can rely on it. Projects include traffic signal control system analysis, development of an IoT sensor with cloud database and web dashboard, a public safety grade radio and communications for unmanned aerial vehicles. 

DJY Design

Providing better consulting experience, working closely with clients, partners and contractors. DJY Designs holds core values of engineering consulting and offers tailored services and products to each client.

Drone Trust

Their new class of launch vehicles will provide responsive, low cost hypersonic, suborbital and orbital access. They are leveraging the latest in design and manufacturing while working in a world-leading regulatory framework.

Dynamic Composites

Design, analysis, prototyping and production of composite products for specialist markets including aerospace.  Experience with development of experimental aircraft and aviation role equipment coupled with success in high performance sport.


ElectricAir operates the first electric plane in New Zealand, and aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from aviation and support a sustainable, future transport industry.

Ernst & Young

EY provides consulting, assurance, tax and transaction services that help solve our client’s toughest challenges and build a better working world for all.

Fabrum Solutions

Fabrum Solutions is a team of highly specialised mechanical and electrical engineers, designers and technicians. Fabrum researches, designs and develops new technology and processes in the construction, jointing detail and manufacture of high tolerance, niche market components and systems. 

FI Innovations

FI Innovations are one of New Zealand’s leading fibreglass, flooring, flexible urethane and 3D additive manufacturing specialists, turning great ideas into reality.

Five Axis Machining

Five Axis offers high-tech machinery services with high-level experience right here in Christchurch.

Flat Wavefronts

Flat Wavefronts provide expert adaptive optics consulting services at affordable prices, with specialties including adaptive optics, wavefront sensing, image processing, geological modelling, and inverse problems.

Flight Research

Flight Research is a leading provider of training, services and support activities which advance the safety and capability of the aerospace industry.

Great South

Great South is the Southland Regional Development Agency and the Regional Tourism Organisation for Southland, New Zealand.


Passionate about testing and seeing how that helps companies increase profitability, market share, and brand awareness. Development testing using expertise to provide advice when things go wrong. Providers of end-to-end solutions for clients.


The first CAA Part 102 certificated commercial drone operations company in Canterbury.  Helicam Pro specialise in working with international film companies, construction and highway projects, and aerial mapping.

Holmes Solutions

Holmes Solutions deliver smart engineering solutions through design, testing and innovation, providing a ‘whole business’ approach and tailor-made solutions to clients.

International Antarctic Centre

The International Antarctic Centre is one of the major tourist attractions in Christchurch and has a huge range of experiences guaranteed to entertain the whole family. The Centre is also home to New Zealand, US, and Italian Antarctic Programmes.


Intranel provides industry-leading business and development teams to help you accelerate technology delivery and implement lean, fast, and cost-effective development.


Award-winning experiential and interactive studio imagineering ‘Joyful Immersive Experiences’ that delights and empowers interactive Aotearoa. Working in the augmented space where storytelling interacts with Immersive Technologies (VR/AR/MR), design, history, art and empathy.

Kea Aerospace

Developing prototype aerospace projects and taking them through to commercialisation.  Currently working on a high altitude, solar powered UAV.

Lane Neave

One of the largest and most highly regarded law firms in New Zealand, Lane Neave provides clear, decisive legal advice that gives clients real value and advantage.

Many Caps Consulting

Many Caps Consulting Ltd specialise in helping organisations take a Lean approach to improving productivity in their business and ISO Management Systems.


Maxar partners with innovative businesses and more than 50 governments to monitor global change, deliver broadband communications and advance space operations with capabilities in Space Infrastructure and Earth Intelligence.


Merlin Labs

Merlin Labs is building the autonomous infrastructure for the sky above us, enabling goods, and eventually people, to fly without a human pilot on board.

Motovated Design & Analysis

Motovated Design & Analysis is a rigorous mechanical engineering consultancy based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Core services focus on engineering design, advanced analysis including Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and product development.

MWK Services

Providing governance and strategic business services to organisations focussed on business growth (export and domestic), brand and market development within a business improvement framework.

Navigatus Consulting

Navigatus are leading experts in the field of aviation operations, management and analysis. Also specialising in risk management assessment and analysis across all sectors and activities.


Nova Systems

Nova Systems specialises in the provision of engineering and management services, providing industry and government with world class independent expertise in delivering complex projects and solving technologically challenging problems.

New Zealand in Space

NZ in Space is a grassroots project to help drive public interest, curiosity and engagement with the NZ Space Industry. Our mission is tied to improving access to information on space, that is relevant to Kiwis everywhere.


Opes Partners is a trusted property investment company, with property coaches and advisors in Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and Wellington, offering guidance to optimise and grow investment portfolios



Orbica is pioneering geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI), developing unique data visualisation solutions and enabling organisations to gain near real-time visibility of their data – all through geography and the power of location data.


PACO provides cutting-edge advanced flight test, training, and demonstration pilot services to both military and civilian organizations. PACO also provides tailored aerospace and leadership consulting and training services for its customers.

Project Dynamics

A range of project management related services for aerospace, high-tech and high-value manufacturing organisations.


Pyka is building the future of electric autonomous airplanes. Developing autonomous aircraft to provide people with an affordable and compelling alternative to ground transit using hyper-short takeoff and landing aircraft.

Pyramid Engineering

Pyramid Engineers are specialist, precision manufacturing engineers, with highly skilled personnel able to handle any project, with diverse abilities to deliver quality and accuracy every time.


QuickCircuit works along-side and provides services to New Zealand’s leading technology firms, from consumer products, household automation systems through to medical devices, in-flight entertainment (IFE) and product for international Aerospace organisations.

Redvespa Consultants

Consultants in business analysis who are diverse in background, knowledge and personality, with the humility and ability to simplify, pivot and navigate the challenges of change.


Specialist mechanical engineering services including design engineering, advanced finite element analysis (FEA) including fatigue studies and simulations, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and high accuracy 3D scanning and measurement.

RF Test Solutions

RF Test Solutions Ltd distributes Measurement Instrumentation from world leading manufacturers, into the New Zealand market. Also offering rental services as well as consultancy and training, and own and operate an IANZ Accredited ISO 17025 Calibration Laboratory and provide component level repair services.

Ruamoko Innovation

Ruamoko Innovation is a New Zealand based specialist innovation arm of Ruamoko Solutions that operates globally, providing specialist engineering advice and services to the space technology and defense sector, as well as other specialist engineering services.

Shamrock Industries

A state of the art manufacturing plant that produces sophisticated, high specification precision tooling for national and international aerospace companies.


Drone Data as a Service for Mapping (corridor) and for Monitoring (Enviro, security). Skybase is an aviation company, but operating unmanned aircraft. World experts at collection and delivery of Airborne Data and Networking, focusing on Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) flight.


Co-creating a global space ecosystem to serve entrepreneurs in developing and emerging countries – starting in New Zealand.  Catalysing access to training, networking, technical services and investment opportunities.

The Mark

A Canterbury based full service design agency. The Mark specialise in creating exceptional results for businesses through bespoke, thoughtful and success-driven design, and create handcrafted, engaging brands that connect with the right people.

The Talent Hive

The Talent Hive specialiases in IT & Engineering recruitment and consulting, technical talent search, on demand RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing), permanent & contract career opportunities, connecting professionals with the right career opportunities.

TE Connectivity

The Talent Hive specialiases in IT & Engineering recruitment and consulting, technical talent search, on demand RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing), permanent & contract career opportunities, connecting professionals with the right career opportunities.

Unmanned Aircraft Solutions

UAS provides professional unmanned operational services, inlcuding asset inspection, mapping & surveying, and aerial photography and videography. Also providing support services including training assessments, task specific payloads, and procurement support.

University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury offers world-class research, inspirational teaching, a vibrant campus environment and a great student lifestyle with students from around the world.

Whanganui & Partners

Whanganui & Partners is Whanganui’s economic development agency, working to deliver a thriving and resilient economy to the district.


Wisk is an urban air-mobility company dedicated to delivering safe everyday flight for everyone. With over a decade of piloted and autonomous flight experience, Wisk has created Cora—an all-electric, self-flying air taxi that will change the future of daily commutes and urban travel.

WNT Ventures

WNT Ventures invests nationwide and incubate science-backed, pre-revenue companies in a range of sectors including: Agritech, Food and Hort tech, cleantech, marine sciences, software, hardware, engineering, robotics, materials and medical devices and tools.


Guiding operations through the highly regulated aviation space bringing extensive experience and professionalism for all clients, from farmers, surveyors,  and airlines, to aviation startups, filmmakers, and weekend business owners.

Zenith Tecnica

Zenith Tecnica is a contract manufacturer that specialises in titanium 3D printing, offering everything from design to a finished product and turnkey project management.

“The communications industry has been tremendously successful, but we need to build the railroads and the oil wells and the gold mines of space.”

Peter Diamandis