GECAS is sponsoring the next generation of aviation professionals!
GECAS and Atlantic Air Adventures Aviation Education Centre in Shannon have collaborated to develop a one-week intensive program targeted at Transition Year (TY) students in the local schools. GECAS TY Aviation Academy is designed to attract teenagers who have a keen interest in an aviation career and gives them an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the industry.
“GECAS is very serious about attracting the best and brightest in the aviation sector,” said Eleanor O’Connell, SVP Process Management & Controls GECAS. “We want to encourage millennials who are serious about a career in aviation to pursue their dreams.”
“GECAS is a huge supporter of education and actively assists students to develop their careers in the aviation industry. This program is designed to spark the imagination of young students who have an interest in aviation and to encourage them to pursue such interest. It should prove to be a very worthwhile initiative”, said John Ludden EVP and General Counsel of GECAS.
GECAS will sponsor 16 students on each of 2 TY Aviation Academy’s over the academic year. The programme is open to all schools.
2018 and Spring 2019 Applications Closed.
Please check back in August 2019 for new dates
Do you know we run our regular unfunded programme every year?
GECAS TY Aviation Academy
This exciting week-long Aviation Academy introduces TY students to various aspects of the aviation industry through a series of engaging talks and workshops. Students have the opportunity to meet pilots, engineers and air traffic controllers, and to learn about the business and finance aspects of the industry. The week also includes a trip to a live aircraft maintenance facility and a chance to fly the B737NG Simulator with an airline pilot.
The week will close with a visit GECAS, when students will have an opportunity to network with recent graduates of UL’s Aeronautical Engineering who are now working on-site in GECAS & SES. This informal gathering should result in good dialogue and help the students solidify their career plans whatever they may be. There will be a brief presentation on GECAS, the world’s largest aircraft leasing company and how many career options are possible within the sector.
Jane Magill, MD at Atlantic Air Adventures Aviation Centre, said, “We are delighted to be working with GECAS to put in place this programme which will inspire, motivate and prepare the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals for their future careers.”
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GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is a world leader in aviation leasing and financing. With over 45 years of experience, GECAS offers a wide range of aircraft types including narrowbodies, widebodies, regional jets, turboprops, freighters and helicopters, plus multiple financing products and services including operating leases, purchase/leasebacks, secured debt financing, capital markets, engine leasing, airframe parts management and airport/airline consulting. GECAS owns or services a fleet of over 1,950 aircraft (~1,700 fixed wing/ ~250 rotary wing) in operation or on order, plus provides loans collateralized on an additional ~400 aircraft. GECAS serves ~ 270 customers in over 75 countries from a network of 25 offices. www.gecas.com
Autumn 2019 Date: TBA
Application Process: Students should complete the Application form and have it signed by both Parent and TY Coordinator. Forms are to be POSTED and received by Friday 12th October 2019 to Jane Magill. Atlantic Air Adventures Aviation Centre. Link Rd Shannon Co Clare. Only forms received by post will be processed.
Students will be notified by email by Friday 19th October 2019
There are 16 places available for each Academy. Students will be selected for one of these.
Students must be in Transition Year, and be available for the dates specified.
Students must arrange transport to Atlantic Air Adventures, Shannon Town and bring a packed lunch. Accommodation is not provided.
This course is kindly sponsored by GECAS.
A €20 admin contribution by students is required, payable on acceptance of the offer to Atlantic Air Adventures.