Limerick student wins aviation scholarship from Shannon aero company

Roisin Philbey, a student in Aeronautical Engineering, is the recipient of this year’s AerCap Women in Aviation Scholarship. L-R are Éabha Sampson (Cork),Clodagh Kearns (Cork), Roisin Philbey (Dublin), Ailbhe Moloney (Cork) and Erin Lynch (Meath). Photo: Arthur Ellis.

A LIMERICK student has been awarded a scholarship for female students studying aviation.

Roisin Philbey, a student at the University of Limerick, was awarded the AerCap Women in Aviation Scholarship.

As part of the scholarship, Roisin will receive a bursary of €5,000 per year over the four years of her degree programme, as well as the opportunity to obtain firsthand experience in the aviation leasing industry through an eight-month internship with AerCap.

Originally from Dublin, Roisin was chosen based on her passion for aviation and her academic results.

Denise Mangan-Fahy, head of engine portfolio and rental operations with AerCap, said: “AerCap is pleased to continue to support this important initiative with the University of Limerick.”

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“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,” she concluded.

Sarah Hartnett, director of development at the University of Limerick Foundation, added: “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.”

AerCap is a global aviation leasing company with a base in Shannon. Currently serving over 300 customers worldwide with fleet solutions, the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and has offices in Dublin, Miami, Singapore, Memphis, and Dubai, among other locations.