New York to London in 2 Hours? Yes, Supersonic Passenger Aircraft  Are Coming

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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
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Never Let It Be Said That Ground Crews Lack a Sense of Humour

Here are actual maintenance complaints submitted by pilots (“P”) and solutions (“S”) recorded by maintenance engineers.

Posted on February 9, 2021
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Aviation Insurance and Additional Insureds

As an aircraft owner, you may be asked to add one or more individuals or an entity to your aviation liability insurance policy as an “additional insured.” This is a common practice in aviation and other types of insurance, but it is important that you understand the ramifications before agreeing to it.

Posted on February 2, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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