Aviation sector

An Expert's View about Aerospace in New Zealand

Last updated: 27 May 2011

Developments in New Zealand’s civil aerospace sector and related industries - including aircraft design and manufacture, maintenance, training and fuel.

Sector briefing Aviation sector in New Zealand Why New Zealand? The New Zealand aviation industry continues to be an area for opportunity for UK businesses. The industry has a strong reputation for its high standards of work and innovation. The New Zealand aviation industry in 2009 is estimated to be worth $9.7 billion in revenue. There are over 1000 businesses operating in the industry which contribute 6.9% of national GDP per annum. By 2015 the industry is predicted to grow to $12.6 billion with the increase in international travellers visiting New Zealand and the growth See the UKTI website for general information of the local aviation industry. about New Zealand. The ?Doing business? guide includes an overview of the economy, business New Zealand is gaining a worldwide reputation culture, potential opportunities and other for its high standard of work, innovation in the relevant issues. industry and high quality training facilities in the local aviation industry. The New Zealand aviation The aviation industry in New Zealand is aiming industry has a number of to coordinate a more involved approach as significant competitive being the best in the world in aviation. This is advantages and a depth of being achieved through initiatives such as the Aviation Industry Cluster providing exciting aviation history, knowledge and new opportunities for the industry in the skills which place it well to future. pursue these opportunities UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: aviation sector in New Zealand collaboration of New Zealand Opportunities organisations. The aviation industry in New Zealand is Training experiencing continued growth. It has been The training sector provides partnership identified that this growth is mainly opportunities for the training of pilots in concentrated in four sectors, aircraft design New Zealand. Current operators such as and manufacture, maintenance, repair and CTC, Massey University and the Nelson- overhaul (MRO), training, and fuel. The Marlborough Institute of Technology industry is predicted to grow a further five provide training for pilots, air crew and percent per annum with optimistic predictions engineers. Government funding has been suggesting nine percent growth. Historically made available in this area for 600 the industry has grown by nine percent equivalent full time students per annum. between 2005 and 2009. Initiatives such as the Partnerships will between airlines and Aviation Industry Cluster in Hamilton will industry training facilities would provide enable this growth to occur. further leverage this sector in the future. Aircraft design and manufacture Fuel It has been identified that the design and The fuel sector of the New Zealand manufacture sector of the New Zealand aviation industry is worth $1,443 billion aviation industry present great per annum. This is forecasted to rise to opportunities. Organisations that are $1,866.4 billion by 2015. New Zealand involved in this sector have successful companies have been evaluating reputations within the industry with a production of JetA1 bio fuel, with Air New majority of the organisations are based in Zealand testing a jatropha-based bio fuel Auckland, Hamilton or Christchurch. The in 2008. This can be seen as an sector is worth $50.5 million to the opportunity for future development of bio- industry with further opportunity to grow fuel in the aviation industry. through innovative companies such as SpiderTracks, Flight Cell and TracPlus and If you have any questions about opportunities Pacific Aerospace which are leaders in their in New Zealand, get in touch with the contacts sector. listed at the end of this report. The design and manufacture of aircraft parts also has large potential in the New Business opportunities aimed at UK companies Zealand aviation industry through the use are added daily to the UKTI website. These of powder titanium providing large leads are sourced by our staff overseas in opportunities for high quality and high British Embassies, High Commissions and margin aviation grade parts. Consulates, across all sectors and in over 100 markets. You can search for opportunities by Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul sector or country, or register to receive (MRO) business opportunity alerts on a regular basis. The companies that are involved in the maintenance, repair and overhaul sector currently have significant capital investment in faculties with them looking to increase utilisation and leverage of their expertise. This provides opportunities for MRO companies able to provide services to lower cost airline carriers, such as Jet Star and Virgin Blue. It has been noted that there is continual investment in this sector through the Aviation Industry Cluster with a recent $2 million investment in an aircraft paint facility. This is a niche opportunity for the sector to further develop. Growth is also expected in the interior and fit outs of VIP/Business jets with this being attributed to the high standards and the UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: aviation sector in New Zealand Major events and UKTI contacts activities Paul Tuckley Trade Manager Fourth Annual Aviation Industry British Consulate General Auckland Conference Week Tel: (0064) (9) 303 5017 www.aia.org.nz Email: paul.tuckley@fco.gov.uk Contact: Bob Feasey www.ukti.gov.uk Email: bob.feasey@aia.org.nz Date: 3-8 July 2011 Hamish Jenkin Location: Duxton Hotel, Wellington Trade Development Officer British Consulate General Auckland Third Annual Education and Tel: (0064) (9) 303 5015 Research Symposium - 2011 Email: hamish.jenkin@fco.gov.uk www.aia.org.nz www.ukti.gov.uk Contact: Carolyn Gibson Email: c.p.gibson@massey.ac.nz Date: 5-6 July 2011 Location: Duxton Hotel, Wellington NZ Flair 2011 www.nzflair.com Contact: Shaun Mitchell General Manager ? Aviation Industry Cluster Email: shaun@nzflair.com Date: 13-15 October 2011 Location: Te Kowhai Airfield For details of events related to this country or sector, use the events search on the UKTI website or register to receive regular updates. New export events are added daily. UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to attend trade shows overseas. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: aviation sector in New Zealand Next steps - how UKTI can help British companies wishing to develop their business in the local market are advised to undertake as much market research and planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s locally-based team, with its wide local knowledge and experience, can provide a range of services to British-based companies wishing to grow their business in global markets. This can include: ? Provision of market information ? Validated lists of agents/distributors ? Key market players or potential customers in the New Zealand market ? Establishment of interest of such contacts in working with you ? Arranging appointments ? Organise seminars or other events for you to meet contacts and promote your company in the New Zealand market This work is available via our Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable service which assists British- based companies wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. To find out more about commissioning this work, or accessing other UKTI services and specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website to find contact details for your local UKTI office. 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Posted: 27 May 2011, last updated 27 May 2011