We’re the hub for UAV and drone operators, suppliers and retailers in New Zealand. With us, you’ll find the information you need, learn how to operate safely, and be part of the buzz. Whether you are a drone enthusiast, private user, or commercial operator, AirShare is for you.
We are lucky to be working with some great people to bring this hub to life including Airways, Callaghan Innovation, UAVNZ, and the CAA. Register with us and visit often to stay informed and get involved in New Zealand’s UAV world.
Airways is a world-leading commercial Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), and operates in New Zealand as a State-Owned Enterprise. We look after key aviation infrastructure around New Zealand and manage the more than 1 million traffic movements per year into and around New Zealand’s 30 million sq. km of airspace. Airways is a diverse business providing air traffic control and engineering training, and has delivered air traffic management, revenue management solutions, navigation services and consultancy in more than 65 countries. Through AirShare, we’re supporting the rapidly growing UAV industry to ensure airspace safety and ease of use for operators through the provision of relevant information and tools.
Callaghan Innovation is a Crown entity whose aim is to accelerate the commercialisation of innovation by businesses in New Zealand. It connects high-value manufacturing and services businesses with research organisations across the innovation system, as well as operates its own extensive science, engineering and technology laboratories and specialist equipment. Callaghan Innovation also helps businesses develop their own skills and expertise to successfully take ideas to market, and manages more than $140 million a year in funding and grants to support business innovation and capability building.
The UAVNZ industry group aims to maximise the benefits from UAV technologies and develop a world-class UAV industry in New Zealand. They are driven by the industry, managed by volunteers from the industry, and progress initiatives important to the industry.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulates civil aviation in New Zealand. If you fly a UAV, UAS or RPAS, then you must comply with CAA regulations. The Minister of Transport establishes the rules that all pilots, engineers, aircraft operators, airlines, air traffic controllers, aerodrome operators, and regulated air cargo agents follow to keep aviation safe and secure. The CAA checks that these rules are being complied with and have the power to take action if they are not. The CAA also monitors safety and security performance throughout the aviation community so that they can direct safety efforts where they are needed most. The CAA also produce safety publications and run safety seminars for the aviation community.