Global Aerospace Announces Insurance Program for AUVSI Members

April 29, 2016

Global Aerospace Announces Insurance Program for AUVSI Members

Market-leading policies and risk management solutions for unmanned aviation

Parsippany, New Jersey – Global Aerospace, a leading provider of aerospace insurance, is pleased to announce the development of DroneGuardSM, an insurance program for members of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). The program will be underwritten through Global Aerospace and was developed in conjunction with Willis Programs, a niche market administrator, and AUVSI. DroneGuardSM will serve the unmanned aviation industry across a broad range of applications and services, combining comprehensive coverage with risk management practices that improve customer operations, consumer safety, and industry reputation.

AUVSI is the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and robotics community. AUVSI encourages the safe, responsible use of commercial UAS technology and advocates on behalf of the community to promote the advancement of UAS. Global Aerospace is proud to partner with AUVSI and will make a contribution to their organization for every policy produced through the program. Detailed information about the program’s benefits and how it can be accessed will be announced at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL conference in New Orleans in May 2016.

“Featuring integrated safety assurance and risk management, DroneGuardSM will help AUVSI members grow their businesses with the knowledge that they are protected by an insurance program tailored to their exposures,” said Chris Proudlove, Senior Vice President Manager Northeast Region and UAS Risks of Global Aerospace.

Brian Wynne, President and CEO of AUVSI, said, “Unmanned systems have great potential for economic and humanitarian benefit in a diverse array of applications expanding every day. We see insurance through DroneGuardSM as a key component in AUVSI’s efforts to promote safe and responsible use of commercial UAS technology.”

Commenting on the program, Stacy Brown, President and CEO of Willis Programs, said, “DroneGuardSM is the result of focused research and development, offering a customized insurance solution for the unmanned aircraft industry. The businesses in this sector vary widely, creating distinct coverage and customer service needs, and we are thrilled to provide new approaches to insuring commercial unmanned systems.”

As a specialist aviation underwriting business, Global Aerospace is at the forefront of insuring the rapidly expanding UAS industry. Global provides industry leading products and services for all areas of the UAS industry including operators, manufacturers and all companies in the risk chain. For additional information please visit www.droneguardinsurance.com or contact Chris Proudlove at cproudlove@global-aero.com.

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Global Aerospace is a leading provider of aerospace insurance with a worldwide portfolio of clients who are engaged in every aspect of the aviation and space industries.  Headquartered in London, we have offices in Canada, Cologne, Paris, Zurich and throughout the United States. Across the world we employ over 300 people. With experience dating back to the 1920s, the company’s underwriting is backed by a pool of high quality insurance companies representing some of the most respected names in the business.

AUVSI is the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community.  AUVSI represents more than 7,000 individual members and 600 corporate members from over 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry, and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil, and commercial markets.

Willis Programs, a unit of Willis Towers Watson, has been a leading provider of insurance programs since 1962. We provide underwriting, claims management, and loss control expertise in over 30 niche markets through a staff of over 200 experienced professionals with unparalleled understanding of the industries we serve. Headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with branch offices in Burlington, Tampa, Detroit, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Hartford, Willis Programs is able to reach independent agents and brokers across the United States for program distribution.