Zealand has a continuing requirement to select suitably qualified
persons to undergo technical and flight training for subsequent employment
as professional airline pilots.
Vacancies, which occur mainly as a result of fleet expansion and retirements,
are filled by the appointment of junior pilots who are expected to
ultimately assume Captain rank.
Applications are accepted on the Air New Zealand Pilot Application
Form, and to be eligible for interview applicants are required to
meet the following:
- Minimum of NZ Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) and hold theory examination credits for issue of NZ Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) or equivalent foreign licence.
- Minimum Three 'C' passes in the Seventh Form Bursary Examinations and Higher School Certificate, or a total of 16 or less in your 4 best Sixth Form Certificate subjects including a Grade 5 or better in English. The preferred subjects are English, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science.
- Minimum 500 hours including 100 hours Air Transport Operations and 25 hours Night Flying (Note: Most successful applicants have in excess of 2,000 hours, including 500 hours Air Transport Operations and over 150 hours Night Flying).
- Current Multi-Engine Instrument Rating and BGT Rating.
- If not a New Zealand or Australian citizen, hold a permanent New Zealand or an Australian residency permit.
- Medical criteria for selection as Air New Zealand flight crew are the responsibility of the Company, and may not be equivalent to regulatory authority standards for licence renewal. Specialist reports will be required if there are restrictions on the medical certificate other than a requirement to wear spectacles for distant or near vision.
Successful applicants enter the Air New Zealand Flight Operations,
Aviation Training Organisation at Auckland Airport, where they are
offered training to the standards that are required for the issue
of an Air New Zealand Type Rating and also trained in Pilot duties
and familiarity with the background and general structure of Air New
Initial employment will be offered at any base the Company operates
from and transfers from base to base may be required from time to
time normally occurring as a result of appointment to another aircraft
type or promotion in rank. However, the majority of any new appointments
will be as Second Officers flying either 747-400 or 767 out of Auckland.
We currently have over 500 applications from suitably qualified pilots,
of which half have in excess of 3,000 hours total flying time.
If you meet all the 'Minimum Requirements' you can request an Air
NZ Application Form from the address below, or e-mail: email@example.com.
Please also include a brief summary of your flying experience.
All correspondence regarding Pilot employment must be addressed to:
Flight Operations International,
Private Bag 92007,
Air New Zealand does not specify any preference as to 'the most suitable'
means of obtaining flying qualifications. We also cannot offer Cadetships
You may contact the manager or chief flying instructor at a flight
training organisation, university or institute in your area, who will
be able to discuss you career objectives and advise you of necessary
training, licensing requirements and costs.
A brochure detailing 'How to be a Pilot' can be found on CAA's website
http://www.caa.govt.nz/. or by contacting CAA (P O Box 31 441, Lower
Hutt New Zealand, Tel 04-5609400).
Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
The minimum age for issue of this licence is 17 years of age, to be
eligible you must have completed at least 50 hours flight time and
hold a Class 2 medical. You must also pass PPL written examinations
on Air Navigation and Flight Planning, Aircraft Technical Knowledge,
Meteorology, Human Factors, Flight Radiotelephony and Law.
Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
The minimum age for issue of the Commercial Pilot Licence is 18 years
and to qualify, total flying must be in excess of 200 hours and hold
a Class 1 medical. You must also pass CPL written examinations on
Navigation, Aircraft Technical Knowledge, Principles of Flight, Meteorology,
Human Factors and Law.
Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)
The minimum age for issue of the Airline Transport Pilot Licence is
21 years and to qualify, total flying must be in excess of 1500 hours
and hold a current Commercial Pilot Licence. You must also pass ATPL
written examinations on Air Law, Flight Navigation General, Flight
Planning, Meteorology, Instruments and Navigation Aids, Human Factors
and Advanced Aerodynamics, Performance and Systems Knowledge.
|Thank you for your interest.