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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley set out for the International Space Station (ISS) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule in late May, it was more than just a successful launch and flawless docking. The first mission to take astronauts to space from American soil in nearly a decade was also the first by a private space company to take humans to the ISS.
In recent years, western economies have enjoyed incredibly low levels of price inflation overall. Certain costs have bucked the trend, however, as you will know very well if you have tried renting an apartment in London or San Francisco. Another of these “outliers” appears to be the cost of repairing aircraft hull damage. So, how big is the problem and what are its causes?
The phrase “Millions for Defense, Not One Cent for Tribute” is oft cited by clients who find themselves or their company in what appears to be a non-meritorious lawsuit. In these cases, we can become enamored with our defenses and we embark on a scorch the earth litigation. We want to win, we want to tell our story, we do not want to set precedent and we want to make sure the plaintiff and the attorney know we will not give up.
Whether you are an individual owner or a large operator, properly storing and protecting your aircraft is essential to maintaining the value of this asset and ensuring it continues to operate at peak performance. Consequently, it is important that you consider your options for hangaring an airplane before you acquire it.
For pilots pondering an aircraft purchase, the first consideration is finding the airplane that will best meet their needs. Once that perfect airplane is found, a next step should be…