Thursday, July 18, 2024

Aerosearch joins MBIE airspace programme

New Zealand company, Aerosearch, is the latest industry partner in the Airspace Integration Trials programme, the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) announced today.

Aerosearch is a New Zealand start-up company founded by aerospace engineers to develop capabilities beneficial to the maritime sector and government priorities regarding climate change.

“Aerosearch are designing and manufacturing a completely new aircraft range with early prototypes already flying,” the Ministry said in a statement today.

“The range will include aircraft capable of long-range (up to 3500km), high speed, and be remotely piloted, to initially provide maritime patrol, surveying, and climate change research.”

The Airspace Integration Trials programme was established by the Government to facilitate the safe testing, development and market validation of advanced aviation technologies, and accelerate their integration into New Zealand’s aviation system.

The programme is managed by the Ministry’s Innovative Partnerships’ team, working alongside the Civil Aviation Authority, the Ministry of Transport, Airways and other key stakeholders to support industry partners to take their technology from testing to in-service operations.

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