Global Aerospace Launches Innovative Aircraft Breakdown Assistance Program for Light Aircraft

January 18, 2018

Providing Policyholders with Professional 24/7 Aircraft Breakdown Protection 

Parsippany, New Jersey – Global Aerospace, a leading provider of aerospace insurance, is pleased to announce the launch of a new Aircraft Breakdown Assistance program available to its U.S. light aircraft policyholders at no additional cost. Savvy Aviation, a professional maintenance management, consulting and breakdown assistance company for owner-flown general aviation airplanes, supports the program for Global Aerospace.

A mechanical problem with an aircraft while away from home can be an owner’s worst nightmare. The Aircraft Breakdown Assistance program provides Global policyholders with 24/7 access to a dedicated toll-free assistance hotline and experienced Savvy Airframe and Powerplant and Inspection Authorization (A&P/IA) technicians. Savvy technicians will troubleshoot mechanical problems and help owners determine whether an aircraft is safe to fly home. If repairs are needed, they will help find a local, trustworthy maintenance provider and work with them to get pilots safely, and quickly, back in the air.

Rick Underwood, senior vice president and Aeroinsure manager at Global Aerospace comments, “As a worldwide industry leader, Global Aerospace is proud to join with Savvy Aviation to bring this exciting product to the light aircraft community. For the very first time, light aircraft owners can link their insurance protection with the peace of mind of breakdown assistance. This combination adds tremendous value, at no additional cost, for our light aircraft policyholders.”

Mike Busch, founder and CEO at Savvy Aviation adds, “Savvy’s extraordinary team of veteran A&P/IAs have been coming to the rescue of stranded GA owner-pilots for decades, and we pretty much have it down to a science. Our unique ‘owner first, airplane second’ approach gives priority to helping to solve the pilot’s immediate predicament — usually getting home or continuing a travel itinerary with minimum delay — rather than fixating solely on repairing the airplane as most mechanics do. We genuinely enjoy helping pilots in distress, and find their gratitude heartwarming. We’re thrilled to be able to extend this valuable service to Global Aerospace policyholders.”

Savvy Maintenance

As a specialist aviation underwriting business, Global Aerospace is continuously developing customized, exclusive solutions to deliver products and services to benefit our clients and their brokers. The Aircraft Breakdown Assistance program is available at no additional cost to Global Aerospace, Inc. policyholders if their policy begins or renews on or after January 1, 2018. To activate your exclusive Aircraft Breakdown Assistance membership today, please visit

For further information and full program details, please visit or contact Rick Underwood at (888) 228-0001,


About Global Aerospace
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, Bonn, 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.

About Savvy Aviation
For more than a decade, Savvy Aviation’s extraordinary team of veteran maintenance experts has been serving as a trusted maintenance advisor to more than 10,000 owners of general aviation aircraft. Savvy provides a broad palette of maintenance-related services that includes comprehensive maintenance management, maintenance consulting, a national prebuy program, analysis of engine monitor data, and 24/7 fast-response breakdown assistance. Savvy was founded in 2008 by Mike Busch, arguably the best-known A&P/IA in general aviation, honored by the FAA as 2008 National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year.