Posted Mar 09
Jetstar Airways

DHC-8 / Q300 Direct Entry Captains and First Officers

New Zealand Full Time

Direct Entry Command position with the fastest growing airline group in the Asia Pacific region!

A career as a Jetstar Pilot is extremely rewarding and fulfilling. We offer an exciting and challenging flying career with a leading regional carrier in a two crew turbo-prop RPT operation. We will be operating a fleet of Dash 8 Q300 aircraft.

Our ongoing training program is of the highest standard and is very well regarded throughout the aviation industry. It is designed to ensure our impeccable safety record is maintained whilst developing our pilots to their full potential. Opportunities to expand our pilots' skills and experience are always encouraged. In exchange for hard work and commitment, we provide pilots with both personal and career development.

To be successful in the role of Captain, you will have or display:

  • Hold a current New Zealand passport or ability to hold citizenship or permanent residency in New Zealand


  • Hold, or have the ability to obtain, an Australian /New Zealand Air Transport Pilot Licence
  • Hold, or have the ability to obtain, English Language Proficiency Level 6 on your Licence


  • Hold, or ability to obtain, current endorsement for Instrument Approach 2D and 3D on a current Australian or New Zealand Instrument Rating – Multi Engine Aeroplane
  • Experience including;
    • 4000 hours total aeronautical experience and
    • Minimum of 500 hours Pilot-In-Command (excluding ICUS) of fixed wing, multi-engine aircraft with a MTOW of 13,000kg or 1000 hours as a Co-Pilot in multi-engine turbine aircraft with a MTOW greater than 13,000kg.
    • Dash 8 Experience highly desirable
  • Ability to hold a CASA or CAANZ Class 1 Aviation Medical Certificate.
  • 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).
  • Higher School Certificate (documentation required) with passes in suitable Year 12 Maths and English or NCEA Level 3 with appropriate passes in suitable Maths and English - approved bridging courses will be considered or approved equivalent course certificate
  • Tertiary studies are highly desirable but not essential

Jetstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we invite you to be part of an organisation that fosters a diverse workplace, supports many charities and environmental initiatives.

Additional Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online.

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