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Airlift Technologies specialize in the design, manufacture and sale of helicopter specific aerial application systems.


Our focus is on producing the highest quality, most durable spray systems on the market

We rely heavily on operator feedback, to ensure we deliver products that work the way they should.


Local Delivery of the Evolution one R66 spray system

Our mission is to support the global agriculture industry with future-proofed aerial application solutions that: 

  • Improve the operator’s consumer experience of the equipment.

  • Provide greater safety and liability margins in terms of spray drift mitigation.

  • Provide greater operator profit margin by supplying ever increasing real-time decision support

  • Maximize grower return, whilst improving the planet for future generations.

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Airlift Technologies main office, Sales and design

Airlift Technologies headquarters

In addition to being a fourth generation sheep and beef farmer, Simon holds a CPL (A) with instructor, aerobatics, and twin engine ratings.  He also holds a degree in consumer product design.
Prior to starting on his
own range of equipment,
Simon spent 5 years working within
the Agricultural Aviation sector 
as a draftsman & designer.  
Simon James
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Managing Director
Kim Steedman
Kim is a 30 year veteran of motorcycle & light agricultural engineering.  Kim’s attention to detail, and his ability to fix or fabricate practically anything, make him invaluable at the prototyping phase.
Wayne Riddell
Workshop Manager
Wayne is an Aeronautical Maintenance Engineer.

Ex RNZAF, Wayne has worked on B737, C130, P3 Orion and the A4 Skyhawk
Since he left the Airforce, Wayne has worked as an independent  contractor

When not building for Airlift, Wayne runs his own builder assist program for owners of high performance Kitplanes   
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Hayden Steedman
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IT CAD specialist
Formerly a cabinet maker, Hayden now holds a degree in computer creative technologies. 

Hayden’s roles within Airlift include Drafting, 3D CAD modelling, and creating CNC  cutting files for manufacture.
Hayden is also responsible for creation of marketing material, including design of the company website, and virtual reality displays of equipment in development

“I have been very impressed with the R-66 as an agricultural spray helicopter, but it wouldn’t be possible without the Airlift Technologies spray system.  The superior quality and engineering is unlike anything ever offered in the aerial application market.  Pilot workload is tremendously reduced while productivity increased with a system that works flawlessly!  I couldn’t be happier with this setup and look forward to other products produced by Airlift Technologies.”   

— Chad Egan

Helicrops LLC

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