Last Update September 21, 2018


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Martin Aircraft Company is the maker of the innovative Martin Jetpack. With its patented technology, the Martin Jetpack is poised to alter the dynamics of aviation. Initially designed as a personal Jetpack for individuals in the leisure market, the technology is being recognised for its applications across a broad range of different sectors.

Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, Martin Aircraft Company is a publically listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Established originally as a research and development company, Martin Aircraft Company is now being positioned to enter the commercial market. As the company launches its first Technical Product, research and development will continue to identify additional customer requirements and integrate these into subsequent product models.

Martin Jetpack - The Martin Jetpack is the world’s first practical jetpack, with potential usage spanning search and rescue, military, recreational and commercial applications, both manned and unmanned. The Martin Jetpack was initially conceived and developed by Glenn Martin in Dunedin in 1981. This led to the founding of Martin Aircraft Company in 1998 and the development of a Jetpack that based on current testing will have over 30 minutes flight capability at a speed of up to 74 km/h and an altitude up to 1,000 m (3000ft).

The Martin Jetpack is a disruptive technology, much like the helicopter was when first developed, with substantial capabilities and is able to be flown by a pilot or via remote control. The Jetpack can take off and land vertically (VTOL) and because of its small dimensions, it can operate in confined spaces such as close to or between buildings, near trees or in confined areas that other VTOL aircraft such as helicopters cannot access.

Martin Jetpack has been designed with safety in mind and for easy adoption, with pilot qualifications easy to obtain. The Jetpack is “fly by wire” so unlike other aircraft including helicopters it is relatively easy to operate and with its ballistic parachute system that can safely recover the aircraft from a few meters above the ground it will be one of the most safe light aircraft on the market.

Martin Jetpack’s capability gives it a competitive advantage in key markets: first responder, military, commercial and recreation. As a heavy lift Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) unmanned air vehicle (UAV), the Martin Jetpack has a significant operational advantage being able to carry commercial payloads of up to 120kgs unlike Quadcopters which are limited to only a few kilograms.

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Martin Aircraft Company

  • 39 Ballarat Way, Wigram 8042, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • +64 3 377 8584
  • +64 3 982 4614
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