The Kiwi technology sector is the fastest growing in the country consisting of 20,000 companies delivering revenue of close to $9 billion. That makes it New Zealand’s third largest export earner after tourism and dairy.
Waipa companies are active in the technology sector with high-end manufacturing centred around the airport. Pacific Aerospace has more than 50 years’ experience designing and manufacturing aircraft and currently trades into China, the Pacific, India, Latin America, and Russia. The company employs about 120 people with its biggest-selling passenger and freight aircraft, the P-750, renowned for its short take-off and landing ability.
BBC technologies are also based at Hamilton Airport. The company designs and builds automated fruit grading and sorting machines. It currently employs around 120 staff and sells in 25 countries. In 2016, BBC were named finalists in the Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards for Auckland and Waikato.
If you want to learn to fly an Airbus A380 you can train at CTC Aviation, the largest pilot training establishment in the Southern hemisphere. CTC Aviation train pilots in Waipa, the United Kingdom and Phoenix meeting the needs of 27 international airlines.
Alpha Aviation makes the Alpha 2000 Series training aircraft, a rugged, all-metal, conventionally constructed, single-engined, 2-seater which is fully aerobatic rated.
In aviation, high standards of performance are essential. Aeromotive Limited has become a market leader in servicing aircraft in New Zealand and the South Pacific. It is equipped to maintain all general aviation aircraft including all types of horizontally opposed piston engines.