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

A selection of aerospace participants in Canterbury.

See also Aerospace Capabilities

AEC Electronics

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

Air Force Museum of New Zealand

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

Andrew Vialoux Aviation

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Qualified aviation professional, dedicated to fostering collaboration within the aviation industry across all user groups (Commercial Operations, Flight Training, General Aviation, Light Sport, Microlight, RPAS/UAV).

Argus

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Argus Heating have been leading the field in heating component design and manufacture for more than 50 years, with a constant focus on quality and continuous improvement whilst proudly supporting our community in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Asteria Engineering Consultancy

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

Beca

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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.

 

 

Canterbury Astronomical Society

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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.

 

 

Contour Engineering

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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.

 

 

 

Dawn Aerospace

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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.

Drone Trust

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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.

 

Electric Air

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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.

 

 

 

 

Five Axis Machining

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

 

 

 

HALT & HASS

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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.

 

 

 

 

Hover UAV

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Hover UAV is an internationally recognized drone solutions and consultancy company. We are a passionate team of experts, possessing a diverse skill sets and backgrounds in government, defence, geospatial, maritime, crewed aviation and engineering.  

Intranel

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lane Neave

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Haines Aviation

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Formed in 2019 to provide a range of aeronautical consultancy services to the aviation industry with a client focussed approach covering a range of technical areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigatus Consulting

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orbica

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Dynamics

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pyramid Engineering

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-Generate

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shamrock Industries

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space Operations New Zealand

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Operating at the very south of New Zealand, Space Operations New Zealand provides southern hemisphere access to LEO, MEO and GEO missions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tāwhaki

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Rejuvenating the environment, honouring deep cultural and historical links and building sustainable economic opportunities are the goals of Tāwhaki, a unique commercial partnership between Te Taumutu Rūnanga and Wairewa Rūnanga and the Crown. 

University of Canterbury

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wisk

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xp42

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Aerospace

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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 Navigation Consultancy

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

Ara Institute of Technology

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

Ashton Technologies

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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.

 

ATCANZ

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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.

 

Brush Technology

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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.

 

ChristchurchNZ

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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.

 

 

Crafted Coffee

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

 

 

 

Decision Consulting

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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, and communications for unmanned aerial vehicles.

 

 

 

 

Drone Spray

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Drone Spray is a Canterbury-based company revolutionizing aerial spraying, offering weed spraying, crop spraying, seeding, and roof cleaning by drone.

Ernst & Young

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

 

 

Flat Wavefronts

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HELICAM PRO

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

InFact Limited

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inFact is an award winning product design & technology design innovation company, helping companies create truly different products that enable business using innovative technologies through design thinking and rigorous processes.

 

 

 

 

 

Jix

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many Caps Consulting

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motovated Design & Analysis

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Zealand in Space

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PACO

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pyka

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUICKCIRCUIT

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RF Test Solutions

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Distributors of 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skybase

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPS Automation

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Specialising in the development of novel robotic systems for the agritech sector. The core technology developed by SPS Automation is drone vision-based robot AI and associated hardware, supported by an in-house fabrication lab. 

The Mark

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unmanned Aircraft Solutions

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women in Space Aotearoa New Zealand

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A network for women working in space in New Zealand, and those who want to.

Zenith Tecnica

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFCryo

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A powerful partnership of precision engineering and technological excellence, leveraging off patented dual diaphragm pressure wave generator technology and large-scale linear pulse tubes.

Airways

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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.

Argo Navis Aerospace

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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.

ASL

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

Autonomous Consulting

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Advancing the commercial utilisation of autonomy via accountability and assurance. 

 

Build Green

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

 

 

Christchurch Rocketeers

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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!

 

 

Data Genius

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DataGenius is an industry-leading enterprise, providing IT consulting, data analytics, business intelligence, CRM and product development services, based in New Zealand and Australia.

DJY Design

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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.

 

 

 

Dynamic Composites

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

FI Innovations

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

 

 

 

 

 

Flight Research

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

 

 

 

 

 

Holmes Solutions

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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

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Kea Aerospace

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merlin Labs

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MWK Services

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nova Systems

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photoetch Industries

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Photoetch is your New Zealand expert in chemical milling and photo etching within the electronics, science, technology, automotive and aerospace industries. Specialists in manufacturing etched designs for more than 40 years, working with a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Pyper Vision

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Pyper Vision disperses fog to empower passengers to fly on time, every time. Using their intelligent dispersal system, they bring fog to the ground, clearing the skies for take-off.

Redvespa

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruamoko Innovation

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SpaceBase

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starboard Maritime Intelligence

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Starboard is a global maritime domain awareness platform that provides both real-time and historical geospatial analysis for remote monitoring of vessels and their activities. 

The Talent Hive

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whanganui & Partners

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WNT Ventures

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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