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Old 21st Jun 2013, 03:22
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AirNZ new Regional recruitment minimums

Dear xxxxx

Thank you for your application for the First Officer Regional Airlines role. This email is to advise you we have made some changes to the minimum standards we require.

The minimum requirements are as follows:

Air Nelson
500 minimum hours, of which 100 hours needs to comprise of any or all of
Air Operations (Part 135, Part 125 or Part 121)
Multi-engine experience
Turbine experience
Instructing experience
IFR cross county experience
Actual Instrument experience
25 hours night

Eagle
500 minimum hours, of which 100 hours needs to comprise of any or all of
Air Operations (Part 135, Part 125 or Part 121)
Multi-engine experience
Turbine experience
Instructing experience
IFR cross county experience
Actual Instrument experience
25 hours night

Mt Cook
800 minimum hours, of which 500 hours needs to comprise of any or all of
Air Operations (Part 135, Part 125 or Part 121)
Multi-engine experience
25 hours night


In addition to the experience levels above we also require University Entrance, MEIR, BGT, current IFR license and a permanent legal requirement to work in New Zealand.
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Old 21st Jun 2013, 04:03
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so is that an increase or decrease?
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Old 21st Jun 2013, 04:34
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Increase..

The website did say 250hrs with BGT and Meir and some atpls a while ago.
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Old 21st Jun 2013, 05:05
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I wouldn't really say it's an increase. They weren't accepting anybody with 250 hours anyway. The previous ad just never stated a minimum hour requirement.

Even 500TT is a wee bit low compared to what I have heard they are accepting. Having said that, recruitment is on the up and the rumours have it that 2014 will be a very big year for link recruitment.
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Old 21st Jun 2013, 07:53
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What constitutes UE?
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Old 21st Jun 2013, 09:31
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UE depends on what decade you went to college/high school? In my time it was a score of 20 or less in yr best 4 subjects in 6th Form. Nowadays its based in NCEA level 2 credits I think. Of course, level 3 and bursary quals give you UE as well.

You can can go to the NZQA website to see what equals what, and also apy to confirm what UE equivalence you have.
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Old 21st Jun 2013, 12:34
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UE depends on what decade you went to college/high school? In my time it was a score of 20 or less in yr best 4 subjects in 6th Form
I have UE!!!!!!! gawd I'm cleverer than I first thought I always knew I had brains
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Old 21st Jun 2013, 14:41
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Actual Instrument experience
Depends on the definition? "Actual" in my day used to mean in cloud and hand flying. On the other hand it could be defined as in IMC on automatic pilot. I wonder what they are really after?
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Old 21st Jun 2013, 22:51
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So for anyone younger than 27, this will be the NCEA UE.

University Entrance
University Entrance (UE) is the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand university. To qualify you will need:
  • Approved subjects - 42 credits at Level 3 or higher, made up of:
  • Literacy requirements - 8 credits in English or te reo Maori at Level 2 or higher, made up of:
    • 4 credits in reading
    • 4 credits in writing
  • Numeracy requirements - 14 credits in Numeracy at Level 1 or higher, made up of:
    • credits in Mathematics or Statistics and Probability or Pangarau or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627.
Once you have met the requirements for University Entrance this will appear on your Record of Achievement.
'New' university entrance from 2014

University Entrance (UE) will continue to be the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand university. From 2014 (for entry into university in 2015), to be awarded UE you will need:
  • NCEA Level 3
  • Three subjects - at Level 3 or above, made up of:
    • 14 credits each, in three approved subjects
  • Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above (XLSX, 37KB), made up of:
    • 5 credits in reading
    • 5 credits in writing
  • Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
    • achievement standards specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or
    • unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required).
Once you have met the requirements for University Entrance it will appear on your Record of Achievement.
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Old 22nd Jun 2013, 08:28
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CEA

Would anybody have a copy of the CEA for the links? Or even a detailed salary for an FO?

PM me if you want to keep it confidential
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Old 23rd Jun 2013, 14:32
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University Entrance
University Entrance (UE) is the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand university. To qualify you will need:

Jeeze.....I feel like such a thicky!
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Old 24th Jun 2013, 05:10
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I like it how it's clearly stated that the Air New Zealand regionals can be a pathway to AIR NZ mainline.

In our Regionals entry is always at First Officer level and positions are located at a number of bases around the country, from Kerikeri to Christchurch. Whether you are looking for a career flying props or a pathway to our jet fleet, this is a great point of entry
If only the Qantas group could have the same policy with its regionals, and Virgin Aust as well. Although I guess it's still early days at VARA so who knows whether there will progression from VARA to Virgin Aust mainline?
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 13:38
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F/O Minimum Hours - Europe

180hrs from an Approved School and course will get the young lad or ladette an interview for an A320 or B737 F/Os posn at many quality carriers in Europe. Be prepared for the usual interview POF and IR related Qs. The big advantage in Europe is its multi cultural and the is no Bullsh!t that we read often here of the recruiting situation in New Zealand and Australia.

Oh - and often the 19-20yr old lad/ladette gets the job, does the A320/B737 type rating and a few weeks later is the happiest F/O in the world. No Chip on the shoulder - whats that red rock in the centre of Australia - Ayres ?? - and I personally have had 250hr TT F/Os in LVP do Cat3a/b. No politics from these fresh faces - just 100% enthusiasm to get on an do the job to the best of their ability.

I just do not get what the problem is with you folk 'down under'. Does the inverted gravity do something to your egos ?

I also hear Air NZ has recycled Capts as F/Os and then over when over 65 are there really recycled Capts who recycle as S/Os ? It must be some geriatric flight crew - Spare Pace Makers batteries in the Flight deck 'spare bulbs' pack ?? Is there really a 120yr rule - something we hear about the total age of the 2 pilots sitting ( more likely sleeping) in seats 0A and 0B ??
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Old 2nd Aug 2013, 23:57
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F/O Minimum Hours - Europe
180hrs from an Approved School and course will get the young lad or ladette an interview for an A320 or B737 F/Os posn at many quality carriers in Europe. Be prepared for the usual interview POF and IR related Qs. The big advantage in Europe is its multi cultural and the is no Bullsh!t that we read often here of the recruiting situation in New Zealand and Australia.

Oh - and often the 19-20yr old lad/ladette gets the job, does the A320/B737 type rating and a few weeks later is the happiest F/O in the world. No Chip on the shoulder - whats that red rock in the centre of Australia - Ayres ?? - and I personally have had 250hr TT F/Os in LVP do Cat3a/b. No politics from these fresh faces - just 100% enthusiasm to get on an do the job to the best of their ability.

I just do not get what the problem is with you folk 'down under'. Does the inverted gravity do something to your egos ?

I also hear Air NZ has recycled Capts as F/Os and then over when over 65 are there really recycled Capts who recycle as S/Os ? It must be some geriatric flight crew - Spare Pace Makers batteries in the Flight deck 'spare bulbs' pack ?? Is there really a 120yr rule - something we hear about the total age of the 2 pilots sitting ( more likely sleeping) in seats 0A and 0B ??
Your F/Os may not have a chip on their shoulder but...
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Old 5th Aug 2013, 05:00
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Can Oz PR visa holder apply for these jobs?
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 00:13
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Any idea on the pay/conditions/staff travel/transfer from the regionals to mainline Air NZ?
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Old 19th Aug 2013, 01:44
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Yep,

Your pay is the entry level for the fleet you're assigned to. F/O B733 or Long Haul S/O are the same rates. approx. $85-95k plus allowances for first 12mths, add approx. $10k for second year if you hold ATPL or ATPL subjects. The difference in starting pay depends on your choice of ALPA/Fed/Individual contract.

Your Staff Travel privileges carry over when you transfer from one group company to another (Link-Link, or Link-Jet). Your company seniority starts at the bottom each time you change within the group companies, but your Staff Travel Seniority/Priority remains the same from your first day in the group

Your KoruSaver/Flexisaver superannuation carries over with internal transfers as continuous service like Staff Travel.

Each CEA has its own terms & conditions I.e Mainline ALPA/FED/Individual, MT COOK ALPA/FED/INDIVIDUAL etc so best to make enquiries on the individual CEA's you're interested in.

S2K
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Old 21st Aug 2013, 05:56
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AirNZ new Regional recruitment minimums

No worries thanks for that, I'm currently residing Aus and possibly looking at a move, do you have any ideas on the pay/cond's for the regional gigs - ATR/DASH 8/B1900
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Old 21st Aug 2013, 08:20
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Just had a look at the page:

https://careers.airnz.co.nz/explore-...coming-a-pilot

What do the "Hours ATO" mean ,when they ask for 100 for the jet fleet but is open for the turboprop fleet
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Old 21st Aug 2013, 08:24
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ATO=RPT ...........
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