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Aerospace Christchurch Meet Up #16: Safe Skies

February 23, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Don’t miss our first meet up for the year ‘Safe Skies’ brought to you by our Gold sponsor QuickCircuit!

Please note the below event information:

5.30pm – Networking in the Student Lounge (Building C)

6pm – Presentations commence in DLEC (Building DL)

Parking – Available at Ara (Coins only, no direct debit)or on Madras Street



For people that can’t make it to the event, we will be offering a live webinar, so please register for that and select the Online Ticket option under ticket type.



Planned Presentations:


Aviation – A World Of Opportunity

Mark Hoskins, Head of Commercial, Airways International Limited, Airways

Airways International Limited is the commercial arm of Airways, an SOE tasked with the provision of Air Navigation Services to 7% of the world’s air space. AIL exports New Zealand IP to ANSP, Airport and Airline customers globally. In this talk, Mark Hoskins will reflect on 30 years of aviation experience spanning various parts of the globe, as well a sharing his perspective on how Christchurch is uniquely placed to succeed in the Aerospace sector.


What Is AS9100?

Warren Yee, Managing Director, QuickCircuit

QuickCircuit (QC) is proudly 100% New Zealand owned and operated Electronics Contract Manufacturer that utilises state of the art Surface Mount and Selective Soldering Technology along with the best Manufacturing Team in New Zealand.  QC has two manufacturing sites – Christchurch and Auckland and is both AS9100 (Aerospace) and ISO14001 (Environmental) certified.


Why NZ Needs To Start It Up

Marian Johnson, Chief Awesome Officer, Ministry of Awesome

Since joining MoA 3 years ago, Marian and the MoA team have put all their focus on helping to drive a dynamic startup and innovation ecosystem that will power NZ’s future success.


Emerging Technologies In Aviation; Challenges For Regulation

Rebecca Langton CEng MRAeS, Emerging Technologies Programme Manager, CAA NZ

With a background in RPAS (Remotely Piloted Air Systems) management and Flight Test Engineering from the RAF, Rebecca has recently taken up a new position at CAA NZ working with MBIE’s Airspace Integration Trials Programme. This talk will discuss how novel concepts of operations in aviation, such as unmanned aircraft, alternative energy sources and increased automation, present challenges for regulation.


Hope to see you at the event!

Aerospace Christchurch


A special thank you to our Gold Event Sponsor QuickCircuit!


February 23, 2021
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ara Institute of Canterbury
130 Madras Street
Christchurch, 8011
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