Companies to provide €1million for COVID-19 initiatives Friday, 17 April 2020 Aircraft Leasing Ireland (ALI) has today announced that Irish aircraft leasing companies have come together to raise in excess of €1million in aid in recent days to support Covid-19 related initiatives. The support includes funding towards PPE for healthcare workers and for three charter flights all transporting PPE, one of which is due today from China, another which landed earlier in April, and plans underway for a further flight from another Asian jurisdiction, all facilitated by aircraft leasing companies. Such is the response by the wider aircraft leasing community that additional funds raised are being channelled to a variety of other Irish charity partners to combat the effects of Covid-19. David Swan, Chair of ALI said, “I am very proud of how the leasing community, through ALI, has stepped up and responded to meet the current needs of healthcare workers and charity partners alike. As an industry, we are aware of our responsibility to give back to those that most in need in our community. We are very proud to play our part in these initiatives.” ALI is the representative body within Ibec for aircraft leasing in Ireland and currently has 33 member companies. Aircraft leasing dates back to the 1970s in this country and Ireland has now become the centre for aircraft leasing across the globe.