Aotearoa New Zealand Aerospace Strategy

The Aotearoa New Zealand Aerospace Strategy will provide strong foundations for fast-paced change in our aerospace sector, carving out our niche on the global stage and strengthening our connections to the global aerospace economy.

Growing our aerospace sector

Aerospace is an innovative, high-value, research and development intensive industry. New Zealand currently has but a strong emerging aerospace sector but clear direction is needed for the sector to unlock its true potential.

By 2030, we want to have a strong and resilient aerospace sector that is coordinated in its activities, leverages shared strengths and seizes new opportunities. We want a sector that is acknowledged as world-leading in key areas of aerospace technology.

Public consultation

In September 2022, we published a consultation document on the Aotearoa New Zealand Aerospace Strategy (the Aerospace Strategy) to seek feedback from the sector and wider public on the key components of the Aerospace Strategy.

Have your say: Aotearoa New Zealand Aerospace Strategy

Consultation on the Aerospace Strategy was open from 5 September to 31 October 2022.

Available below is a summary of submissions received on the Aerospace Strategy. We have provided a visual overview which summarises the key themes in submissions and a report that provides more detail on these areas.

Individual submissions are now available:

Read the individual submissions(external link)

Next steps

We are now updating the Aerospace Strategy based on the feedback received during the public consultation period.

Once the Strategy has been finalised, the final document will be released along with information about the Action Plan.

Space Policy Review

MBIE also consulted on the development of a New Zealand Space Policy in parallel with the consultation period on the Aerospace Strategy.

New Zealand Space Policy Review consultation

Last updated: 30 January 2023