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About Us

NZ Jet is owned and operated by John and Sofia Ambler who have years of experience in the aviation industry, having grown Heletranz Helicopters from two helicopters in 2012 to a fleet of 14 helicopters today. 


For John, flying is his passion and his job, he was a Captain for Cathay Pacific  flying the Boeing 747, and is also an experienced helicopter pilot. Since moving to New Zealand John started flying private jets, from the Bombardier Global 7500 to lighter jets like the Citation Ultra.

When the opportunity came to purchase two Citation private jets, Sofia and John were ready to embark on a new aviation project as they identified a need in the market for lighter jets moving around NZ, Australia and The Pacific.


"The Cessna Citation is the perfect option for those that want to fly privately throughout New Zealand or further afield whilst avoiding the inconvenience of commercial airlines and crowded airports."


Sofia has a background in client management from her banking experience in Europe and Hong Kong. She was responsible for growing the Heletranz client base and is now looking after the customer experience at NZ Jet.

Sofia brings her passion for luxury travel and bespoke itineraries across the spectrum of experiences on offer throughout New Zealand. With her eye on ease and comfort for clients, Sofia will ensure NZ Jet is synonymous with impeccable and highly personalised customer service.

"Private jet travel can ensure your individual needs are met whilst making the most of your valuable time, it is the ultimate in personalised travel"

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With more than 30 incident-free years in the aviation industry, John Ambler, CEO NZ Jet has a network of the world's best and most experienced pilots.


All NZ Jet pilots have a background in the airline industry as Senior Captains with a minimum number of command hours with major airlines.

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