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Job Role:
Flight Operations, Flight Operation Officer
New Zealand
Aircraft type:
De Havilland Canada DHC8
Job description

A career as a Jetstar NZ Regional Pilot is rewarding, exciting and challenging. Our Captains and First Officers are actively involved in our dynamic two crew turbo-prop RPT operation, taking control of some of the most sophisticated regional aircraft, with a focus on safety. Being passionate about your job will ensure you enjoy and long and fulfilling career with us.

Our ongoing training program is highly regarded throughout the aviation industry and is designed to develop our pilots to their full potential whilst ensuring our impeccable safety record is maintained.

In return for your hard work, Jetstar will offer you a diverse and attractive range of benefits, and a variety of career options arising from the complexity and specialisation of the various businesses. You will be supported to explore and develop both personally and professionally, from command upgrades to training and checking positions as well as opportunities to move into regulatory, compliance roles or management positions within Jetstar….. the sky is the limit!

Discover what it’s like to work at Jetstar.

The final check

Lauren's eye followed the curve of the Dreamliner's wing as it spiralled above her. It was a privilege to admire such great design from close up. ‘It's a thing of beauty,' she thought to herself. In less than an hour, she would experience its power first-hand.

Her career had come so far. She'd flown A320s and A330s across Australia and overseas. She'd achieved accreditation to fly in to Queenstown – one of the most challenging and beautiful airports to fly in to anywhere. And now here she was, about to settle in to the cockpit of the 787 – one of the most technologically advanced aircraft in the world. Not many pilots get those opportunities – she had Jetstar's amazing growth to thank for that.

Are you up for the challenge……apply now!


To be considered for a role of First Officer, you will:

  • Hold unrestricted working rights in New Zealand
  • Hold, or be eligible to hold, an Australian Air Transport Pilot Licence OR Commercial Pilot Licence with passes in all ATPL Theory subjects (Australian ATPL/CPL and subjects is preferred – for international applicants, please see CASA website for licence information)
  • English Language Proficiency Level 6 on your Licence
  • Hold current endorsements for Instrument Approach 2D and 3D on a current Australian Instrument Rating – Multi Engine Aeroplane (New Zealand applicants will be required to convert their licence/ratings to an Australian Licence/Rating if successful)

You will also meet our minimum experience criteria of:

  • 700 hours total flying time and
  • 250 hours or greater PIC of a multi-engine aeroplane (MEA) excluding ICUS, OR 250 hours or greater PIC of a single engine turbine aircraft greater than 3,400 MTOW OR 250 hours or greater as a co-pilot in a multi-engine turbine, multi-crew aircraft
  • CASA or CAANZ Class 1 Aviation Medical Certificate
  • Be willing and able to pass a Drug and Alcohol Test
  • The ability to hold an Australian Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) and New Zealand AVSEC (effective 1st July 1997 under the Commonwealth Air Navigation Act, you are required to undertake extensive background and security checks, at your own expense, to establish your eligibility to hold an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC))