The Merlin Labs NZ facility at the BOI Airport includes an aircraft hangar, maintenance workshops, and office space.
Johnson said having operations based in the Bay of Islands was fantastic from an air space perspective as the traffic wasn’t too busy.
“Coupled with the fact that BOI Airport is only an hour from Auckland, this gives Merlin a practical advantage in being based in the Far North.”
FNHL Chief Executive Andy Nock said Merlin Labs NZ decision to work out of the BOI Airport had already resulted in the creation of aeronautical engineering new jobs.
Mr Nock said their presence at the airport also meant the potential for exciting future skills training and employment opportunities for Far North rangatahi/young people.