AerCap TY Aviation Academy

AerCap is sponsoring the next generation of aviation professionals!

AerCap and Shannon Aviation Museum Education Centre in Shannon have collaborated to offer a one-week intensive program targeted at Transition Year (TY) students in the local schools.

AerCapTY 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.


What’s Involved?

This exciting week-long Aviation Academy introduces TY students to various aspects of the aviation industry through a series of engaging talks and workshops. Students 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 an airline pilot.

The week will close with a visit to AerCap, when students will have an opportunity to network with recent graduates of UL’s Aeronautical Engineering who are now working on-site in AerCap & 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 AerCap, the world’s largest aircraft leasing company and how many career options are possible within the sector.

Student Tips!

We receive a lot of applications, but places are limited! Please ensure your application is completed by yourself, the student applying, by hand, and do give us a really great reasons why you should be selected to attend this amazing week of aviation discovery.The most enthusiastic and passionate applications get noticed!

Closed for Autumn Applications. Check back for AerCap TY Aviation Academy Spring 22
Details coming soon

AerCapTY Academy runs
Mon 15th  – Friday 19th
Nov. 2021 

Students should complete the Application form and have it signed by Parent, with contact details.   Forms are to be completed by students, scanned  and emailed in PDF format only to

Closing Date is Tues 26th October. Students parents will be notified by email on Tues 2nd November.

There are 16 places.  
Students must be in Transition Year, and be available for the dates specified.
Students must arrange transport to Shannon Aviation Museum,  Shannon Town and bring a good packed lunch and snacks for the day.  Accommodation is not provided.

This course fee is kindly sponsored by AerCap
An admin and transport contribution by students is required of €50 payable on acceptance of the offer to Shannon Aviation Museum.

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