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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
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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