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Expression of Interest - First Officer, Turboprop Fleet

Kia ora!

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
  • NZCAA BTK/BGT endorsements
  • University Entrance / Equivalent
  • L6 English Language Proficiency
  • New Zealand resident/permanent resident/citizen OR Australian citizen.
    An ability to travel overseas may be required, including a valid passport with visas as required

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. 

This role is not currently covered by any government vaccination order or company vaccination policy. Air New Zealand strongly encourages vaccination to protect against the known risks associated with COVID-19. Please be aware that this role could be subject to a vaccination requirement in the future.

*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: https://www.aviation.govt.nz/licensing-and-certification/pilots/pilot-licensing/recognising-foreign-pilot-licences/ 

Additional Information

At Air New Zealand, we are proudly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and believe in creating a truly inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves and thrive. Our people are our greatest asset – because while everything else we do in our operation can be replicated by our competitors, it is our people that truly set us apart. We are firm believers in celebrating the differences and diversity of thought our people bring to their roles.

Whāia te pae tawhiti kia tata. Ko te pae tata whakamaua, kia tina.

"Seek to bring distant horizons closer. Once near, seize them and make them your reality."

  1. Pilots, Flight Crew


Auckland, NZ

Closing Date


  1. Permanent Full time
our consultant managing the role

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