GECAS is sponsoring the next generation of aviation professionals!
GECAS and Atlantic AirVenture Aviation Centre 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 TY Aviation Academy – Term 2 February 13th – 17th 2017
The schedule for the week long academy exposes the TY students to all aspects of the aviation world through a series of engaging talks and workshops. Students will 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 a real airline pilot.
The week will close with a visit GECAS, when students will have 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 large the aviation sector is as a career choice.
Jane Magill, MD at Atlantic AirVenture 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.”
GE Commercial Aviation Services
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
Monday 13th – Friday 17th February 2017
Application Process: Students should print and complete application form fully, stating why they would like to attend GECAS TY Aviation Academy, by latest Friday 28th Jan 2017.
Students will be notified by email on Wed 1st Feb 2017
There are 16 places available
Post Application to Atlantic AirVenture, Link Rd, Shannon, Co Clare.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org PDF Format only
Students must be in Transition Year, and be available for the dates specified.
Students must arrange transport to Atlantic AirVenture, Shannon Town and bring a packed lunch.
This course is funded by GECAS.
A €20 contribution by students is required, payable on acceptance of offer.