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Future of Women in Aviation

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  • Date: 11 Oct 2022
  • Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Location: Webinar


The ICBE Aviation Skillnet in collaboration with The Shannon Airport Group, Shannon Aviation Museum and ADS Northern Ireland invites transition year students to join our

Future of Women in Aviation 

All-Ireland Event

A FREE, two-hour webinar -11th October at 10AM

This unique information session aims to inspire, encourage and inform transition year students on the variety of exciting career paths available in Irish aviation.

Guest speakers from Northern Ireland and the Republic will present their individual experiences on current roles including their challenges and opportunities, while highlighting the breath of career paths in aviation today.

This event will also feature a Q&A panel session to provide a special opportunity for transition students, the next generation of aviation, to ask their own questions and gain valuable insight into the various educational and professional careers & support systems in place to aid them on their future journeys.

Listen to
Caoimhe Rooney, NASA


About the Speakers;

Lynn Guiney – Principal, SolÉir Aviation Capital

An innovative deal-maker and industry leader, with deep C-level airline relationships across the globe that have delivered big-ticket leasing transactions in excess of US$20bn.

Lynn most recently led the EMEA Team at Avolon, the world’s second largest aircraft leasing company, managing and curating relationships with more than 50 airlines and in excess of 150 aircraft on lease. As part of Avolon’s Senior Management Team, Lynn oversaw the integration of the CIT Leasing business acquired in 2017 (300+ aircraft, US$10.4bn) and led the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Lynn was a key decision-maker in airline restructurings across Avolon’s global fleet.

Previously Managing Director and Global Head of Remarketing at Standard Chartered Aviation Finance, with responsibility for debt and operating leasing. Prior to Standard Chartered, Lynn was Managing Director and Head of EMEA at AWAS (now DAE Aviation Capital), and a member of the start-up team at RBS Aviation Capital (now SMBC Aviation Capital).

Erin Gormley -Women in Aviation International & the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots

Erin Gormley worked as an air accident investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, the government agency responsible for investigating aircraft accidents in the United States.  She specialised as an Aerospace Engineer extracting recorded data from the “Black Boxes”, flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders, to help determine the causes of a crash and then develop recommendations that would prevent another occurrence.  As a subject matter expert for data retrieval and interpretation, Ms. Gormley represented the US around the world on overseas investigations and aviation safety activities, and served as the national representative to ICAO for flight recorders. 

Ms. Gormley earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, and minors in Mathematics and Aviation Safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU).  She also has a Masters of Aeronautical Science in Aviation Operations and Safety and most recently attained an Aircraft Technical Services Certificate from Technological University of the Shannon (TUS).  Ms. Gormley is passionate about advocating aviation safety and promoting the field of aviation as a career.  She serves on the scholarship committee for the International Society of Air Safety Investigators, and as a mentor through Women in Aviation International and the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots.  Ms. Gormley holds an airplane single-engine land private pilot license. 

Further information on our speakers will follow each week.

 For further information  please contact annette@icbe.ie