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We are looking for expressions of interest from pilots wanting to join Air New Zealand in our turboprop fleets. Here, you’ll find yourself in the right-hand seat of an ATR or a Dash 8 Q300.

In our turboprop fleets, entry is at First Officer level and positions are located at a number of bases around the country. Whether you are looking for a career flying props or a pathway to our jet fleet, this is a great point of entry. As a First Officer flying a Dash 8 Q300 or an ATR, you will play a pivotal role in flying our customers to their destinations.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must meet the following requirements:

  • NZCAA Class 1 Medical*
  • 500 hours total time
  • 25 night hours
  • 40 hours Instrument Flight Time
  • BTK, ILS, VOR endorsements
  • University Entrance / Equivalent
  • L6 English Language Proficiency
  • Entitled to live and work permanently in New Zealand (i.e. New Zealand Indefinite/Permanent Resident, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Citizen)

This role is covered by the Air New Zealand Group Vaccination Policy and will require you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with that policy. This information will be captured as part of the pre-employment process.

What’s in it for you? Our Pilots do more than fly planes, they take great pride in providing customers with safe and enjoyable journeys, wherever they travel with us. They are actively encouraged as a leader in all of their roles. Throughout your career, you’ll have development opportunities in areas such as training, management and projects.

All applications must be submitted online. You will need to have your logbook and licence information handy at the time of registration to complete your application.

*Whilst you must meet these requirements prior to an offer of employment, we understand that you may have foreign-issued qualifications that could be converted to NZCAA licences. Should this be the case, we may consider your application while you are undertaking the conversion process with NZCAA. If applicable, you will need to complete the formal Foreign Licence Conversion initial process through Aspeq and provide a copy of the initial assessment letter ahead of being invited to interview. Please refer to NZCAA for more information:

At Air New Zealand, we are proud supporters of diversity and inclusion and believe that the people are our greatest asset. While everything else we do in our operation can be replicated by our competitors, it’s is our people that truly set us apart. We nurture an environment that is holistically inclusive, diverse and collaborative. We are firm believers in celebrating differences and encouraging a workplace and culture where you can be yourself and thrive.

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