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Global Aerospace and Brexit

The United Kingdom’s decision to withdraw from the European Union, commonly referred to as Brexit, came about as a result of a referendum held in 2016. The UK had joined the European Economic Community, as the EU was then known, in 1973, but its involvement was politically contentious for much of the period.

Posted on May 20, 2021
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Ensuring a Sustainable Future for Aviation

OEMs are working to deliver more fuel-efficient airframes and engines to airlines who are, in turn, pushing to reduce cost and increase operational efficiency. This is being achieved in three primary ways. Firstly, through aerodynamic design changes to aircraft and engines. Secondly, using lighter materials and innovative processes in manufacturing of both airframe and interior components and finally, by developing the use of alternative fuels.

Posted on April 16, 2021

Emerging From The Pandemic – Is Your Air Operation Ready?

It’s safe to say nobody planned for the historic disruption in operations that COVID-19 brought about over the past year. Faced with an unprecedented drop in demand seemingly overnight, many air operators were forced to put expansion plans on hold, make difficult decisions about staffing and park unused aircraft.

Posted on March 25, 2021
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Drone Insurance 101

Drones are classified as aircraft by the FAA and equivalent regulatory bodies around the world. Because aviation or aircraft exposures are typically excluded from general business or homeowner’s policies, it is important to fully understand your insurance and risk management options to protect yourself appropriately.

Posted on March 1, 2021
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Our Future: Together

2020 has been a challenging year. It is our hope that our industry will come out of these difficult times with renewed purpose, finding greater strength and resilience from each other. We recognise that during these times, our clients need dependability, confidence and trust in the people they choose to do business with.

Posted on February 9, 2021
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Fear of Not Flying: Perspective From a Grounded Frequent Flyer

In the 2009 American comedy-drama Up in the Air, George Clooney plays Ryan Bingham, a frequent flyer who extols the virtues of traveling for work. Living free of burdensome relationships and material possessions, Ryan’s entire lifestyle centers on his quest to earn 10 million frequent flyer miles with American Airlines.

Posted on February 9, 2021
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Weather Events: Impact of Natural Catastrophe Events on Aviation Insurers

Aviators and insurance professionals both keep a keen eye on weather, although often for very different reasons. During 2020, almost everyone was paying particular attention to what was ultimately record-breaking Atlantic hurricane activity.

Posted on February 9, 2021
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Space Update: The Changing Landscape of Space Missions

The global space economy is growing. Governments around the world are realising the potential the space industry could be bringing into their respective economies. An exceptional amount of capital is being invested both by governments and the private sector.

Posted on February 9, 2021
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New York to London in 2 Hours? Yes, Supersonic Passenger Aircraft Are Coming

The original Concorde supersonic passenger jet may have been retired in 2003, but the desire to dramatically reduce the travel time on treks like New York to Paris and Sydney to San Francisco lives on. Today, a number of companies are seeking to make supersonic travel safe, reliable and affordable.

Posted on February 9, 2021
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Recent Developments: Hangar Fire Protection

Inadvertent discharge of foam fire suppression systems in aircraft hangars continues to occur regularly throughout the world since we wrote our white paper outlining issues surrounding accidental discharges in April 2019. These events plague aviation and remain top of mind for many industry participants.

Posted on February 9, 2021