Aviation insurance is one of the biggest insurance markets according to market capital, In this article, we will be dealing with the details of aviation insurance.

“Those remarkable men in their flying machine Since the Wright brothers launched our ascent to the skies, we have strived for higher, faster, and further, with aeronautical advances surpassing each other at an ever-increasing pace.

For most aircraft owners, taking to the skies is a major part of their lives.

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The thrill of taking to the skies is much more than romantic ideas like “Up, up and Away” and “Come Fly Me, Let’s Fly, Let’s Go. It is, for most aircraft owners, an important part of their livelihood and should not be considered without proper insurance.

Aviation insurance is unique in that it is subjective. Because of the wide variety of aircraft types, pilot experiences, and uses, each applicant’s needs are unique, it is important to tailor policies to meet their specific requirements. It is highly recommended that you hire an aviation broker to arrange coverage.

There are many things to consider when applying for aviation insurance

* Sum Insured: Aircraft policies can be divided into

i. Hull: Loss or damage to an aircraft.
ii. Liability: Loss of property or bodily injury caused by the insured’s negligence

Aviation insurance is “agreed worth”. This means that in the event there is a total loss to the hull, the agreed value of the policy will be the amount paid.

The aircraft must be insured to its actual value. Owners can face major problems if the amount is not sufficient or too high. If an aircraft is grossly underinsured it will not be able to be replaced.

Over insurance can lead to the insurer approving a long repair process that costs more than the market but less than the agreed price. This could cause major delays in plans to get “back in the Air”.

Liability is a different matter, with settlements decided in large cases by courts.

* Type of aircraft. Helicopters are generally more expensive to insure than fixed-wing aircraft. This is partly due to how they are used in Australia.

Aviation Insurance

Fixed-wing accidents are more likely to result in helicopter accidents. A helicopter would be written off for what would appear to be a minor “heavy landing” from a fixed-wing aircraft.

It is important to communicate with your insurer what the aircraft will be used for in order to get the best price. If diversification leads to the more dangerous use of the aircraft, business owners might want to consider whether it is worth considering diversifying away from their central business function.

Pilot Experience and Qualifications are important factors in determining the coverage and amount of the premium. Pilots who have not logged enough hours flying may be denied coverage.

It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that all information regarding additional pilots and other owners is accurate. False information could result in a rejection of a claim. The insured aircraft can be flown by three types of pilots:

Owner: Self-explanatory

i. Open Pilot Warranty:-

This is the minimum requirement for pilots to fly insured aircraft. While OPW pilot names do not need to be reported to the insurer it is important to ensure that all OPW flight attendants meet the requirements of the insured aircraft. Keep in mind that the OPW of one type may not be sufficient for another.

ii. Named Pilots:-

The Named Pilots are people you will allow to fly the aircraft, but they do not meet the OPW standards. Named Pilots generally result in a higher premium.

Consider the position of the insurer. The insurer is exposed to high-risk aircraft. It must be worth the risk to insure. To justify the risk, it is necessary to charge more premiums for less experienced pilots since statistics show that most accidents are due to pilot error.

After one year, coverage is no longer valid.

The cover is reviewed and re-evaluated as the renewal date nears. This can lead to a positive outcome, as the pilot’s experience and any additional training will be taken into account when calculating a new premium.

The main point is that all information regarding the insured aircraft and the pilots must be accurate and current. It doesn’t matter if this results in a premium that one considers “cheap”. The important thing is that the premium is a reflection of the risk.

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