AerCap is proud to partner with the Museum of Literature Ireland, a leading cultural institution, both in Ireland and internationally. MoLI in the classroom is an online interactive, free-to-access creative club available to primary schools across Ireland. The virtual online workshops support teachers with curricular art strands, literacy, and personal and creative development, in a fun and engaging way. This initiative is part of AerCap’s community outreach program, supporting local initiatives in the communities in which we live and work.
Commenting on the partnership, Peter Anderson, Chief Commercial Officer of AerCap, said, “We are very pleased to announce this collaboration with the Museum of Literature Ireland. MoLI in the Classroom will help to encourage creative thinking in an immersive and fun way, inspiring the next generation of young writers.”
LGBT Ireland Champions Programme
AerCap has partnered with LGBT Ireland, a national support service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people, together with their families and friends. AerCap has pledged its support by making a contribution to the LGBT Champions Programme, an advanced training and support programme for health and social care staff working with older people in the community. The programme’s aim is to address the inequalities in access to health and social care services experienced by older LGBT+ people, by equipping staff to deliver care in a more appropriate way. AerCap’s donation will fund a part-time trainer for six months and and enable LGBT Ireland to continue this important work.
Concern Worldwide CHANGE Program
AerCap has partnered with Concern Worldwide to support the CHANGE program, an educational initiative for girls in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. The project supports girls aged between 15 and 19 years old to achieve better literacy and numeracy skills. Upon completion of the program girls receive technical and vocational training to equip them with the skills to develop their own livelihoods. AerCap’s funding will provide 1,500 girls with school desks, learning aids and school equipment as well as seed money to support girls set up small businesses.
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.
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