Air Nelson / Mount Cook (Air New Zealand) Dash 8 & ATR Rated First Officers

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From Air New Zealand:

Kia Ora!

We are looking for expressions of interest from Dash 8 and ATR type rated pilots to join our Turboprop Fleet.

Mount Cook and Air Nelson operate domestic routes on the Air New Zealand network. 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. Due to significant growth, there are countless opportunities to rapidly progress your career.

Whether it’s flying a Dash 8 Q300 or an ATR, as a First Officer you will play a pivotal role in flying our customers to their destinations for work, business, family or pleasure.

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

  • Dash 8 or ATR type rating
  • NZCAA CPL*
  • MEIR (current)
  • NZCAA Class 1 Medical*
  • 500 hours total time
  • 25 night hours
  • 40 hours Instrument Flight Time
  • BGT, ILS, VOR, NDB endorsements
  • University Entrance / Equivalent
  • L5 English Language Proficiency or greater
  • Indefinite permanent residency of New Zealand or citizenship of New Zealand or Australia

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.

To be considered for this role, please click on the “apply now” button. You will need to have your logbook and licence information handy at the time of registration to complete your application. If you have applied previously please ensure your profile details and CV are updated to reflect your current skills and experience. All applications must be submitted online. 

We will be reviewing all new and updated applications on an ongoing basis. 

*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.

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.

Whāmia 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.”

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