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Why Drone Operators Must Train, Think and Act Like Crewed Aircraft Pilots

The use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—by both professional operators and hobbyists—continues to grow rapidly. With that growth comes an increase in aviation and non-aviation hazards. The potential for collisions…

Posted on December 18, 2020
air mobility

Aviation Insurance: Keeping Pace with Technology

Technology drives the aerospace industry to new efficiencies and is reshaping future air mobility. Advances in technology can bring new risks, and aircraft builders as well as the associated supply chain rely on aviation product liability insurance to support their efforts by protecting them when something goes amiss.

Posted on November 23, 2020

8 Frequently Asked Questions About Light Aircraft Aviation Insurance

Having the right aviation insurance is important for light aircraft owners. Just as important, however, is having an in-depth understanding of what your policy provides and what it does not.

Posted on October 23, 2020
airports

Challenges Facing Airports as They Ramp Up Post-COVID

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and air travel declined sharply, airport operations changed abruptly. Rather than the normal focus on getting aircraft in safely, serviced and off on the next leg of their journey, airport service companies faced different challenges related to how to manage the large number of parked planes.

Posted on September 30, 2020

Why Light Aircraft Insurance Premiums Are Rising

As light aircraft owners are aware, premiums have been on the rise in recent years, with most seeing anything from modest to significant increases. This article explains what is driving these increases and why they have been necessary to ensure that owners are properly protected in the event of damage to their aircraft.

Posted on September 2, 2020

Tornado Season and Aviation Insurance: What You Need to Know

Whether for business or pleasure, pilots love flying. When threatening storm clouds appear on the horizon, special precautions become necessary. Because aircraft are designed to utilize airflow to produce the lift that keeps them airborne, they are at the mercy of strong winds.

Posted on July 28, 2020

Space Insurance and the New Era of Space Exploration

When veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley set out for the International Space Station (ISS) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule in late May, it was more than just a successful launch and flawless docking. The first mission to take astronauts to space from American soil in nearly a decade was also the first by a private space company to take humans to the ISS.

Posted on June 29, 2020
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Why Aviation Data Sharing is Crucial for FBOs and Operators

Two stakeholders whose collaboration plays a major role in aviation safety are operators and fixed base operators (FBOs). Effective communication between these groups can help minimize risk and maximize the…

Posted on June 10, 2020

The Drone Market Today and Its Influence on NextGen Advanced Air Mobility

It is hard to read an aviation journal these days without being left with the distinct impression that electric power plants and autonomy are poised to become ubiquitous in aviation….

Posted on April 16, 2020
data-sharing

The Benefits of Aviation Data Sharing and How to Get Started

Few industries stand to benefit more from the efficient and effective sharing of data among colleagues than aviation does. Aviation companies use highly complex systems, and failure to learn from…

Posted on March 18, 2020