New Shannon Course Provides Pathway into €20 billion Aircraft Leasing Industry

An innovative new course being delivered in Shannon beginning in March 2016 provides an opportunity for experienced aviation technical personnel within the aircraft leasing industry.

The Aircraft Records Technician programme will facilitate a career path into the Aircraft Leasing Industry as an Aircraft Records Technician, and is particularly suited to aircraft maintenance personnel.

Seamus Hoyne, Head of Flexible Learning at LIT said, “This Level 7 Special Purpose Award is validated by LIT, having been developed by CAE Parc Aviation, and is delivered at Atlantic AirVenture in Shannon, It addresses a skills gap in the burgeoning Irish aircraft financing industry, which financed aircraft to the value of €20 billion last year”.

Ireland is one of the leading centres for aircraft leasing in the world, and the sector looks set to grow with the number of aircraft on lease world-wide projected to double in the next 8 years, therefore career prospects for people on the course look promising.

Don Salmon, CAE Parc Aviation Client Services Manager said, “Within this heavily regulated industry, the need to standardise the practice of record gathering is the platform for the development of this course curriculum. The requirement to develop common standards to meet aircraft leasing industry customer expectations is the driving factor that resulted in CAE Parc Aviation developing this course of study with the goal of achieving excellence in record review process standards.”

Jane Magill at Atlantic AirVenture said, “We are delighted to work with CAE Parc Aviation in Shannon and LIT to facilitate the delivery of the Aircraft Records Technician course.  Given Shannon’s position in the aircraft leasing sector, we expect a strong demand for the course which will run in both the spring and autumn semesters 2016.  I would encourage people to apply for the course soon as the number of places we can provide is limited and the course starts on March 3rd.  People should apply through the Department of Flexible Learning in LIT’’



Course Dates: 3rd March – 12th May

Course Duration:  10 weeks,   3 hrs per week

Location:  Atlantic AirVenture Aviation Centre

Entry Requirements:  Individuals with an aircraft maintenance qualification, at level 6 or above, aviation degree or with extensive experience in the aircraft maintenance industry.

Applications should go to:

Department of Flexible Learning,

Limerick Institute of Technology



Phone 061 293802



Topics Include:

  • Introduction to Leasing
  • Aircraft Lease Contracts
  • Lease Transition Checklists
  • Maintenance Programs Planning
  • Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO)
  • Landing Gear and Engines.
  • Structural Repair Data Analysis
  • Aircraft Records Redelivery Event Open Items Lists
  • Records Consultant Role
  • Industry Developments and Trends



Jane Magill

Atlantic AirVenture Aviation Centre


Co Clare

Phone 061 363687 

Mobile 087 2037487