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 is an internet-of-things design company based in Christchurch, providing 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, creating state-of-the-art technological solutions, customised for each customer
See below a selection of participants working in Christchurch / Canterbury or view aerospace capabilities.
Highly experienced electronic product development engineers. Engineering Support. Engineering Management. Design Reviews.
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 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 is an internet-of-things design company. Brush Technology provide circuit-board design, software development, and user-interface design services to innovative folks.
An engineering consulting firm based in Christchurch specialising in the design, construction and performance of environmentally sustainable buildings.
Canterbury Astronomical Society
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.
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.
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.
Premium coffee roasters since 2009, Crafted Coffee offer a subscription service, barista training courses, and tasting experiences.
A space transportation company, Dawn Aerospace is building space-proven chemical
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 provide expert adaptive optics consulting services at affordable prices, with specialties including adaptive optics, wavefront sensing, image processing, geological modelling, and inverse problems.
HALT & HASS
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.
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.
Developing prototype aerospace projects and taking them through to commercialisation. Currently working on a high altitude, solar powered UAV.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Structural design and engineering solutions for a wide variety of projects including the LeoLabs Space Radar in Central Otago.
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 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.
Offering a wide range of products and services to the terrestrial and aerospace industries. Supply of TE branded connectors, electronic assembly services, cable and harness manufacturing, fibre optic termination services and full system solutions.
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 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 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.”