AerCap is proud to play its part in supporting our frontline healthcare professionals in the continuing battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. In doing so, AerCap has sourced vital Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from around the world, donating $500,000 to health services and charities in the communities in which we live and operate.
As part of this initiative, on Sunday April 19, 2020 a supply of 100,000 surgical masks, sourced by AerCap, arrived on board an Aer Lingus flight from Beijing to Dublin, together with other critical supplies for the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE), for distribution to hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout Ireland. Our thanks to the IDA Ireland, Embassy of Ireland to China and Aer Lingus for their assistance.
Orbis is a global charity fighting blindness through training, advocacy and research. One of its initiatives, the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, is an aircraft on-board training facility that reaches developing countries and regions that otherwise may lack access to training. Over the past several years, AerCap employees have participated in the Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa, in support of Orbis’ sight-saving work in southern Ethiopia. In 2020, employees from across the company took part in the Orbis Run 20/20 fundraising challenge, covering a distance of 7,763k over 20 days.
Inner City Helping Homeless
AerCap, through the support of the AerCap Tag Rugby Team, named EI-Tag, has helped to raise vital financial support for charity partner, Inner City Helping Homeless over the past two years.
Through their Outreach volunteering program, the ICHH provide support to those who are homeless on the streets of Dublin, 7 nights a week, with the provision of meals, hot drinks and essential items such as clothing, sleeping bags and toiletries. The ICHH also offer an advocacy service, assisting individuals and families on all matters related to homelessness.
Leinster Hockey Junior Age Teams
AerCap is proud to sponsor Leinster Hockey, supporting their ambitious high performance player and coach development programme for the Junior Age teams. It is a particularly exciting time for Irish hockey with the success of the Women’s Hockey Team at the World Cup in 2018 where they took home silver medals, and more recently their qualification for the Olympics Games in 2021, inspiring a new generation of junior age boys and girls.
Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM)
As part of AerCap’s commitment to support local causes in the communities in which we have operations, we are delighted to announce a two-year partnership with the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM). As a community-partner donor, AerCap will support RIAM’s capital programme to re-develop the RIAM buildings into a world-class musical education and appreciation facility.
The Royal Irish Academy of Music is Ireland’s oldest conservatoire, ranked in the top 50 institutions in the world for the performing arts. They train gifted musicians from all over the world for careers in music performance, composition and pedagogy. RIAM graduates are innovative and reflective, with skills that enable them to take on the challenge of a life in the creative arts with the confidence and zest. All in all, the RIAM reached over 40,000 musicians throughout Ireland each year and since its inception, over a million musicians have been trained there.
Environment and Sustainability
AerCap is committed to responsible and sustainable business practices from reducing environmental impact in our offices worldwide to incorporating the most advanced technology aircraft into our fleet, while disposing of older aircraft. This has a positive impact on the environment, as these new technology aircraft generate significantly less pollution than older aircraft and engines.See how we are making this change