Last Updated on: November 2022

Air New Zealand

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The national airline of New Zealand, Air New Zealand is based in Auckland and operates scheduled passenger flights to 31 international and 20 domestic destinations in 16 countries around the Pacific Rim and the United Kingdom. The airline is also a member of the Star Alliance. Candidates have previously been required to successfully complete a computerised pilot aptitude test during the Air New Zealand recruitment process for experienced and in-experienced pilots. Ab-Initio candidates enrolling on a cadet programme have also previously been required to participate in a computerised pilot aptitude test.

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Preparation Advice

All pilot aptitude tests aim to assess the same key core skills required to complete pilot training successfully and/or operate an aircraft competently. The assessment of skills such as multi-tasking, spatial awareness, memory capacity, hand-to-eye coordination and mental arithmetic cannot necessarily be assessed within one test and therefore a pilot aptitude test is commonly separated in to a collection of tests, organised in to a battery and completed by the candidate in one sitting. The candidate is commonly provided with two attempts in which to complete this battery, enabling assessors to analyse improvement shown by the candidate.

Air New Zealand has previously utilised a computerised pilot aptitude test to assess pilot candidates prior to recruitment. ATPL knowledge has also previously been assessed by Air New Zealand during the recruitment of qualified pilots.

The online preparation software provided by will provide great benefit to candidates attending an assessment with both Air New Zealand and Nelson Aviation College. also provides a database of ATPL questions at additional cost to subscribers which Air New Zealand candidates may find beneficial.

It should be noted that since our inception in 2012, a number of Air New Zealand candidates (both inexperienced and experienced pilots) have used the online preparation software provided by

Activities suitable for Air New Zealand Preparation

We recommend using the content shown below in coordination with our Online Preparation Planners to tailor your preparation specifically for the Air New Zealand and Nelson Aviation College pilot assessment.

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Incorporating control and acknowledgment of cues, Command assesses and enhances multi-tasking, selective attention and hand-to-eye coordination skills.
Encompassing multiple tasks in to one activity, MultiTasker assesses and enhances candidate ability in multi-tasking, hand-to-eye coordination and selective attention
Mental Mathematics
Our mathematics database, organised in to easy, medium and hard difficulties, accurately mimics the questions posed in a large majority of pilot aptitude tests.
Our science database, organised in to easy, medium and hard difficulties, accurately mimics the questions posed in a large majority of pilot aptitude tests.
Flight Director
This highly accurate test simultaneously assesses and enhances multi-tasking, hand-to-eye coordination and memory capacity skills.
Bearings assesses user understanding of their position in physical space, known as spatial awareness, using common flight instruments.
A challenging activity, Adjust assesses multi-tasking, spatial awareness, hand-to-eye coordination, selective attention and mental mathematic skills.

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