World’s largest aircraft leasing company AerCap creates 100 highly skilled jobs in Ireland
14 July 2015
AerCap, a global leader in aviation leasing with operations in Dublin and Shannon, has created more than 100 new highly skilled jobs in Ireland. These are high-end roles created across various disciplines including aircraft technical, legal, contracts management, finance and treasury and sales and marketing. Further increases are expected, the company said as it continues to expand its Irish operations which have become its commercial centre.
AerCap is the global leader in aircraft leasing with 1,300 owned and managed aircraft in its current fleet and a portfolio of 470 high-demand, fuel-efficient aircraft on order. Its aircraft are leased to 200 customers in 90 countries. The new Airbus A350 XWB, which has been flown into Dublin from Toulouse for the announcement, will form part of AerCap’s core fleet in the coming years and provide a platform for growth and shareholder enrichment.
Aengus Kelly, CEO at AerCap said: We are pleased with the investment we have made in Ireland which now includes our commercial centre in Dublin. Over the past year we have created more than 100 new highly skilled jobs and intend to continue growing our operations in Dublin and Shannon. Through our people, suppliers and providers of technical support we contribute more than $100 million to the Irish economy each year. The A350 XWB is one of the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft in the world today and strategically important to our long-term success.”
Martin Shanahan, CEO at IDA Ireland said: “Ireland has successfully developed itself as a hub for aviation finance worldwide with 50 per cent of the world’s fleet of leased aircraft now being managed by lessors based here. The aviation leasing industry continues to find the right combination of skills for their business here in Ireland. Seeing the A350 XWB here in Dublin gives us a sense of the sheer scale of the business that AerCap manages from its offices in Dublin and Shannon.”
AerCap is the global leader in aircraft leasing with approximately 1,800 owned, managed or ordered aircraft in its portfolio. AerCap serves more than 200 customers in 90 countries with comprehensive fleet solutions and provides part-out and engine leasing services through its subsidiary, AeroTurbine. AerCap is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (AER) and has its headquarters in Amsterdam with offices in Dublin, Los Angeles, Shannon, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Singapore, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, Seattle and Toulouse.