Wednesday, 11th December 2019, Limerick

The Hunt Museum has added GECAS, a world-leading  aviation lessor and financier, headquartered in Westpark, Shannon, County Clare, as its latest corporate partner.

Commenting on the partnership, John Ludden, Chief General Counsel and GECAS’ executive vice president said:

“We are delighted to announce this partnership with the Hunt Museum, one of the finest cultural institutions in the Limerick and mid-West region. GECAS already has a strong connection to the museum as Dr. Tony Ryan the founder of Guinness Peat Aviation, the company in which we trace our roots, was a driving force in its establishment twenty-one years ago. We therefore look forward to supporting and contributing to the success of this important centre of culture and heritage.”

Speaking at the announcement, Dr. Jill Cousins, Director and CEO of the Hunt Museum said:

“This partnership with GECAS directly supports us as a centre of learning and civic life, attracting, educating, and inspiring local communities, schoolchildren and tourists from far and wide. It helps us to continue the work started by Tony Ryan  of using our world class collections, expertise and knowledge for positive social and economic impact, enhancing the value of Limerick and region . We hugely welcome GECAS as a patron, leading the way for other corporates in the region.”

The Hunt Museum’s new Corporate Membership Programme offers partners a range of benefits from membership passes for staff and their families, bespoke curator-led tours, access to the Friends Liberal Arts Programme such as Art@theHuntMuseum, invitations to exclusive exhibition previews, and private use of the Museum’s event spaces for corporate receptions.  

For more information about the Hunt Museum’s Corporate Membership Programme, visit or contact Rosemarie Noone, Business Developer, The Hunt Museum  – +353 61 490 084 or


About The Hunt Museum

The Hunt Museum exhibits one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of Art and Antiquities, dating from the Neolithic Period to the 20th century. Generously donated by John and Gertrude Hunt to the people of Ireland, this diverse collection is now housed in Limerick’s 18th Century Palladian style building, formerly The Custom House.


GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is a world-leading aviation lessor and financier. For over five decades, we have solved our customers’ challenges and helped their businesses to thrive. Whether your need is for narrow- or widebody aircraft, regional jets, turboprops, freighters, engines, helicopters, financing or materials, our name has become synonymous with trusted relationships and domain expertise.

GECAS offers a broad array of financing products and services on these assets including operating leases, purchase/leasebacks, secured debt financing, asset sales and servicing, and airframe parts management. GECAS owns, services or has on order more than 1,850 aircraft (~1,500 fixed wing/ ~350 rotary wing) and serves ~250 customers in over 75 countries from a network of 22 offices around the world.

In Ireland, GECAS has two locations in Shannon and Dublin, with over 250 employees between the sites. GECAS contributes €150m annually to the Irish economy and its value of assets under management in Ireland is more than €23bn.