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Aerospace industry wings clipped by travel restrictions

Henry Burrell
Thu, 07 Oct 2021

New Zealand's aerospace industry is feeling grounded. (Image: Wisk)
Henry Burrell
Thu, 07 Oct 2021
The rapid growth of New Zealand’s aerospace industry is being stifled by the country’s border restrictions, sector players say.Some companies are desperately moving NZ operations overseas while others are perilously close to doing so.There is great uncertainty for all businesses in forward planning, with the aerospace industry at the mercy of New Zealand’s managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) system since April 2020.In 2019, the ministry of business, innovation, and employment (MBIE) estimated the total revenue of New Zealan...

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