Aviation Futures

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.

AVIATION

GROWING VALUE

72B

Global Space Industry has a

7.9B

Global Urban Air Mobility market size is expected to reach

BY 2030

Global Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs)

ARE EXPECTED TO DELIVER

40%

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

Let’s lead the world in a point-to-point air transport system connecting whānau across Aotearoa.  
 

Point-to-point transport is the future. Imagine calling an AirCab on demand. 
 
Fast, efficient, sustainable. On time Delivery! 

Kāpiti as a key hub with air, rail, road in close proximity. 
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Kāpiti Air Urban envisions a bright aviation future for our region.

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Help us shape a better collective future for Kāpiti.