Global Aerospace Supports Safety Through Its Airport Safety Advocacy Program (ASAP)

July 15, 2014

Investing in the Aviation Community and its Customer Base

Parsippany, New Jersey—Global Aerospace understands the importance of a robust aviation safety culture and we are dedicated to supporting the aviation industry and providing continuously evolving safety tools.

The Airport Safety Advocacy Program (ASAP) was designed not only to provide airports with affordable and comprehensive insurance coverage, but also to enhance their safety efforts by bringing our industry-leading SM4 Safety Program’s resources to its participants.

Global Aerospace understands that airports face an increasing number of operational and economic challenges. Their effective operation is crucial to a safe, reliable aviation system in the U.S. and around the world. As a result, we have designed ASAP for both general aviation and commercial airports in the United States.

ASAP provides financial support directly to the contracted state airport association for member airports that bind their insurance with Global, while extending safety tools and membership reimbursement opportunities to its members. Every airport and association that becomes part of this program will have access to our safety training webinars provided by our SM4 partner, ICF SH&E. This program is not exclusive to specific brokers and each airport can continue to use their current broker.

Marilena Sharpell, Executive Underwriting Officer at Global Aerospace said, “We realize that airports are facing numerous challenges and the support that state associations provide is invaluable. Associations provide vital information, lobbying and support to airports while also giving them an opportunity to share best practices in meetings, conventions and forums. We greatly respect this mission and want to do our part to support their efforts.”

ASAP Associations currently contracted with Global Aerospace:

  • Aviation Council of Pennsylvania
  • Florida Airports Council
  • Kentucky Aviation Association
  • South Carolina Aviation Association
  • Tennessee Aviation Association

For more information about ASAP or how you can become a member, please contact your local broker or Rick Underwood (Vice President, Manager Aeroinsure Products, Global Aerospace, Inc.) at 888-228-0001 or

About Global Aerospace
Global Aerospace is the leading provider of aerospace insurance with a worldwide portfolio of clients who are engaged in every aspect of the aviation and aerospace industries. Headquartered in London, we have offices in Canada, Cologne, Paris, Zurich and throughout the United States. Across the world we employ over 350 people. Our experience dates back to the 1920s and our underwriting is backed by a pool of high quality insurance companies representing some of the most respected names in the business. For additional information on Global Aerospace, please visit To learn more about the company’s SM4 safety program, please visit