We are delighted to announce that Roisin Philbey, a student in Aeronautical Engineering, is the recipient of this year’s AerCap Women in Aviation Scholarship.
Picture caption: Sarah Hartnett, Director of Development at the UL Foundation; Scholarship recipient Roisin Philbey; Denise Mangan-Fahy, SVP Engine Management, AerCap
Originally from Dublin, Roisin was selected following a thorough application process that focused on the students’ passion for aviation as well as their academic achievements. As part of the scholarship, students receive a bursary of €5,000 a year over the 4-year program and the opportunity to obtain firsthand experience in the aviation leasing industry through an eight-month internship with AerCap.
“AerCap is pleased to continue to support this important initiative with the University of Limerick,” said Denise Mangan-Fahy, Head of Engine Portfolio & Rental Operations. “Our aim is to build a strong pipeline of diverse talent through programs such as this, and to encourage more women to choose an aviation career, particularly in the area of engineering. We look forward to welcoming Roisin to AerCap.”
Sarah Hartnett, Director of Development at the University of Limerick Foundation said, “This scholarship program from AerCap is a testament to the company’s commitment to supporting women in aviation. Encouraging, rewarding, and mentoring these students allows them to fully reach their potential and become future female leaders in the aviation industry. Our sincere thanks to AerCap for their continued generous support.”