At AerCap, our employees are proud to be a part of a company that seeks to do good for each other and our communities. Over the last several years. during the months of October and November, AerCap employees have supported Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Movember campaign – both of which aim to create awareness of women’s and men’s health issues and raise funds to support these causes. AerCap encourages employees to get involved through companywide fundraisers which involve the matching of funds raised through employee organized events.
A CULTURE OF POSITIVE SOCIAL IMPACT
We recognize that we have a responsibility to our people and to our local communities. We engage with communities in which we live and work to bring employees together to help make a difference and inspire positive change.
Our employee-led CSR Committee oversees the selection of charitable themes and charity partners and the implementation of charitable donations and activities as well as diversity & Inclusion initiatives that are aligned to those chosen themes. A number of our charitable donations involve the matching of funds raised through employee team efforts for the benefit of local community projects.
SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES THROUGH EDUCATION
OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITIES
AerCap is committed to supporting the next generation of industry professionals through educational programs. These programs provide a pipeline of indigenous talent that supports the future growth and development of the aviation industry. AerCap is a sponsor of the prestigious MSc in Aviation Finance program at University College Dublin (“UCD”) Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. This program involves lectures by some of our key personnel and an internship program which is provided by the company to a number of students, giving graduates the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a range of disciplines. In 2021, AerCap launched a 4-year scholarship program with Chulalongkorn University, Thailand’s number one ranked university and a world-class leader in aerospace engineering. The program provides 10 scholarships to students of the Faculty of Engineering at the International School of Engineering. In addition to the scholarships, AerCap provides a range of tailored supports to students including guest lectures, workshops, support with research projects and summer internships.
FOCUSED ON SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
As the global leader in aviation leasing, we are acutely aware of the responsibility we hold. We are progressively modernizing our fleet with the purchase of new technology, fuel-efficient aircraft and have set an ambitious target for new technology aircraft to comprise 75% of our fleet by 2024. We partner with manufacturers, suppliers and airlines as a leader in responsible aviation practices. Our transition to lower-carbon aircraft helps us to reduce our carbon footprint and drives sustainable growth.