Kāpiti Airport could play a key role in the future of flight in New Zealand.
Aviation technology is evolving rapidly. Globally, there is increasing demand for space and satellite services and large-scale uptake of autonomous and urban aviation. The New Zealand transport sector as a whole is actively shifting from fossil fuels to renewables, and the aviation industry is looking to the future and the role it can play.
Let’s make the most of what Kāpiti Airport has to offer: significant economic benefits for business and tourism, the potential to offer higher education, leadership in emissions reduction and transport innovation - a new era in entrepreneurship and business growth in Kāpiti.
Global Space Industry has a
Global Urban Air Mobility market size is expected to reach
Global Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs)
ARE EXPECTED TO DELIVER
OF AVIATION FUELS BY 2030
Demand for space and satellite services is growing rapidly - driven by digital transformation and IoT
Adoption of autonomous and urban aviation is taking-off
Transportation is undergoing a dynamic shift from fossil fuels to renewables
“Kāpiti airfield presents an opportunity for our district to become a National leader in carbon emission reduction through the utilisation of E-commuter aircraft.
The development of this technology and establishing an E-commuter hub will present significant business and education opportunities for our community.
The Kāpiti Council and Economic Business Development Agency should be working on plans to develop Paraparaumu airfield as a electric aviation ecosystem, thereby capitalising on the environmental, economic and education opportunities presented by this important community asset.”
SHAUN JOHNSON | MERLIN LABS