News — 2017

SMBC Aviation Capital partners with IASA


September 28th 2017 - SMBC Aviation Capital, the leading aircraft leasing company, today announced that it is to become a signature sponsor of IASA, the Irish Aviation Student's Association. IASA is responsible for connecting aviation students from both second and third level who have an interest in working in the aviation industry.

As part of its sponsorship, SMBC Aviation Capital will participate in IASA's forthcoming symposium on digitisation on October 11th 2017

Commenting, David Swan, COO SMBC Aviation Capital who will also join the IASA Industry Advisory Committee said, "SMBC Aviation Capital is very pleased to be associated with IASA. As we launch our 5th Annual Graduate Programme, we look forward to extending our connections with 2nd and 3rd level students who have a passion for aviation and to providing our knowledge to further increase their understanding of aircraft leasing as a career choice."

Bridget Corry, Chairperson of IASA added, "Our partnership with SMBC Aviation Capital will allow us to further grow and develop our vision of connecting the aviation industry with students. The graduate and intern opportunities at SMBC Aviation Capital are exactly what we would like to see in a wider number of companies across the industry."

SMBC Aviation Capital recently recruited five new graduates to join its team and launched its 5th Annual Graduate Programme on September 25th 2017.For more information on our Graduate Programme or to attend our forthcoming Open Evening, please visit, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About IASA

IASA is a student lead initiative set up in 2015, which aims to bridge the gap between second and third level students and the aviation industry. To achieve this, we host events and conferences to provide information on careers, development, networking platforms and to help people develop their personal brand. IASA will host the third annual symposium on October

About SMBC Aviation Capital

SMBC Aviation Capital is one of the world's leading aircraft lessors, with c. 100 airline customers in 41 countries.At 31 March 2017, the company owns, manages and is committed to purchase 670 aircraft.Established in 2001, the company rebranded to SMBC Aviation Capital in 2012 following its acquisition by a consortium comprising two of Japan's biggest companies SMFG and Sumitomo Corporation.For further information go to

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