AerCap Awards Women in Aviation Scholarship to Two Students of the Aeronautical Engineering Course in the University of Limerick

DUBLIN – Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - AerCap Holdings N.V. (“AerCap” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AER), together with the University of Limerick (“UL”) Faculty of Aeronautical Engineering, today announced that two students have been awarded this year’s AerCap Women in Aviation scholarship.

Ailbhe Moloney and Éabha Sampson, both from Cork, were awarded the scholarship following an in-depth application and interview process that focused on the students’ passion for aviation as well as academic achievement. Each student will receive a bursary of €5,000 a year over the 4-year course. 

Since the launch of the initiative in 2019, 5 first-year students of the UL Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering have been awarded the AerCap Women in Aviation Scholarship. As part of the scholarship program, students have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience through an eight-month internship in the AerCap technical department with mentoring from some of the most knowledgeable people in the aviation industry.

Aengus Kelly, CEO of AerCap, said, “AerCap is delighted to collaborate with the University of Limerick on this scholarship program. The aim of this initiative is to encourage more female students into careers in aeronautical engineering and to develop a pipeline of highly skilled engineering talent who will be the drivers of the aviation industry in the future.” 

Sarah Hartnett, Director of Development at the UL Foundation, responded by saying, “We are delighted to partner with AerCap on this fantastic scholarship program, which is a great example of how companies can not only financially support and reward students, but can also help deepen their skills through professional mentorship. Through these scholarships, hopefully, we can encourage more women to consider a career in aviation.”

About AerCap

AerCap is the global leader in aviation leasing with one of the most attractive order books in the industry. AerCap serves approximately 300 customers around the world with comprehensive fleet solutions. AerCap is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (AER) and is based in Dublin with offices in Shannon, Miami, Singapore, Memphis, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, Seattle, Toulouse and other locations around the world.

About the University of Limerick

The University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focused university with more than 17,000 students and 1,800 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship.

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