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Zimex Aviation


General Info /// Zimex Aviation
CEO or MD Mr. Hugo Kopp
Address Pilot Applications
Zimex Business Aviation Centre
Zimex Aviation Ltd.
Cherstrasse 4
P.O. Box 48152
Glattbrugg, Switzerland
Telephone +41 (0) 1 815 53 53
Zimex website
Fleet Types 13 DHC6 Twin Otters (FMS, GPS, EGPWS, WX Radar),
1 DHC6-400 Twin Otter Turboprop (NEW in 2010 - Launch Customer),
2 BE02 Beech 1900D Turboprops,
2 BE20 Beechcraft Super King Air B200 Turboprops,
6 PC6 Pilatus Porter Single STOL Turboprops.
Aircraft Orders Viking DHC6-400 Twin Otter (New Generations)
Pilot Bases / Domiciles Algeria & South Sudan

Zimex has been successfully operating for over 40 years (founded in 1969).

With their headquarters at Zurich-Airport Switzerland, Zimex operates aircraft mainly in Africa and Middle East, providing specialist/utility aviation services to oil companies, humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Last Update 2016/05/01: Info updated
Pilot Recruitment Info /// Zimex Aviation
Employer Notes

Zimex considers all ICAO licenses (JAA/EASA license is not mandatory).

*Good knowledge of English, preferably second language French, Portuguese, Arabic, or Spanish.

*Remote area and desert experience operating from the remote airstrips is a distinct advantage.

*Crew rotations are generally 5 weeks ON and 5 weeks OFF when possible - sometimes 5.5 - 6 weeks ON(with 4-4.5 OFF  (Travel, Training, Medical will be during your time Off).  Be prepared for sometimes very basic accommodation.

*The company covers the travelling costs from the home airport to working place and back including the food and accommodation at working place. (Positioning Travel normally only paid from approved international airports).

*Selected qualified applicants will be assisted by the company to obtain required visas for the country of operation.

*Please see Pilot Hiring Webpage below for more information on minimum requirements and how to apply etc.


* Zimex vacancies are open to both female and male candidates. All members of the international community are invited to apply.
* Good Knowledge of English (write and speak). Preferably second European language or Arabic are a plus.
* Must hold JAA/EASA Pilot Licence and Medical.

Pilot Hiring
Careers - Zimex Aviation
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Online Application - Zimex Aviation
Mr. Greg Miles, Flight Operations Manager