ABOUT US

Why?

WE ARE MAKING THE FUTURE OF AVIATION SAFER FOR YOU.

Unmanned aviation is the future of aviation. By 2035, there will be commercial flights across oceans with one or no pilots on board. Around 80% of all aviation accidents are caused by humans, and the safest thing we can do is to automate airborne tasks and also those on the ground. However, despite their foibles, we still need humans to keep an eye on things for a while longer, except maybe in scenarios like this one! Click Here to Watch.

Who?

FIRST WHO, THEN WHAT. WITH GOOD PEOPLE, GREAT THINGS HAPPEN.

When we started Skybase, we started with the famous line from Jim Collins, “First Who, then What”. We have found and fostered the best of the aviation, defence, RF and GIS industries to bring to life some very exciting ventures. We are all passionate people, who believe in the vision, and have the experience, skills and drive to make great things happen.

Key Team Members

Michael Read

Michael

Founder

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Andrew

Projects

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Eric

Chief Test Pilot

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Julian So

Julian

Finance

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Maelle Branco

Maëlle

Avionics

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Andy Dachs

Andy

Avionics

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Brendan Buell

Brendan

Flight Test

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Inani

Finance & Admin

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Teresa Schuster

Teresa

Avionics

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Wes Hall

Wes

Mechanical

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Bevan Lewell

Bevan

Flight Ops

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Pat Perry

Pat

Business

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Ryan

Electrical

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Graeme

Airworthiness

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Scott

Flight Ops Safety 

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Dave

Flight Ops

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Advisors

John

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Ray

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Mark

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Jeff

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James

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Steve

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Agency Support

What?

BEYOND LINE OF SIGHT DEVELOPMENT. MAPPING. MONITORING/SURVEILLANCE. AND SOME OTHER SECRETS.

Being able to fly Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) is the key to unlocking the potential within the unmanned aviation sector. The military have been doing it for decades, but not in airspace that is used by everybody. This is a big challenge, and we reckon we’ve solved it.

To ensure our success at the technology development, we ensure that our clients receive world-class services for aerial mapping, surveillance or other roles that benefit from having remotely piloted/ remotely monitored aircraft to conduct the mission. We are saving lives in the air and on the ground. Our technology provides safer options for most consumers of aviation services- either in the civil or government sectors.

How?

NEW ZEALAND TO INCUBATE. NOW THE WORLD.

New Zealand is an ideal place for aerospace technology development and testing. With a rich aerospace ecosystem, a highly regarded regulator and soon-to-be created dedicated testing areas, we can move much faster here than most other places on Earth.

With challenging terrain, brutal weather, a dispersed population and high operating costs, New Zealand is the perfect place to prove that our technology is robust and we can deliver valuable services to our customers with that technology.

We are now growing in the USA, Australia and East Africa.

New Zealand
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Christchurch, NZ (HQ)

Level 1, 293 Durham St
Christchurch Center, 8013

+64 3 669 4678

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Brisbane, Aus

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+61 7 4243 4678

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Los Angeles, USA

360 N Sepulveda Bvd
El Segundo, 90245

+1 415 610 4678

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Jakarta, IDN

Jl Rawa Bambu, Block A No 7 A
Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta

+62 812 804 8710

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