The insurance provides coverage for hull losses as well as liability for passenger injuries, environmental and third-party liability caused by aircraft accidents and injuries.
Owners and operators, both for private and public use, can get insurance from us. Damages, malfunctions, spare parts, the lease on a replacement aircraft, liabilities, and even risks involved in the war are all covered under different policies.
What Is Aviation Insurance?
Aviation accident insurance covers liability claims resulting from personal injury or death, whereas aircraft insurance often covers the repair or replacement of damaged aircraft and parts.
This primer is intended to act as a reference for aviation products. It describes the many types of coverage available in the Aviation Insurance Market for “General Aviation” hazards. This type of risk applies to airplanes with a seating capacity of up to 50 seats.
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Hull Aviation Risk Insurance
This sort of insurance covers aircraft operators from physical loss or damage to aircraft under their control at the time of the loss. The aircraft will be covered by the insurance coverage for the agreed-upon amount.
There will be a self-insured deductible payable to any subsequent hull claims until the damage is adjusted as a “Total Loss.”
Unintentional loss of or damage to the schedule resulting from the risks covered, including disappearance during the time of flight, will be paid for by the Insurers at their option, but not exceeding the amounts to be deducted stipulated in different conditions.
As part of the insurance coverage, if the Aircraft is insured for the hazards of flight, the Insurers will reimburse reasonable costs incurred by the Insured for the Aircraft’s immediate safety in percent of the Amount Insured as indicated in policies.
Aviation Spares All-Risk Insurance
For spare parts carried on the aircraft or kept separately for use with the insured aircraft, this coverage is identical to that of Hull All Risks Insurance. Before agreeing to the spares’ “Average Value at Risk,” defined as the pre-set value that the insurer agrees to pay in the event of a loss of a spare item, the Insurer wants an inventory of spares.
The insurers will pay special attention to any prospective buildup of spares in one spot, as this might constitute a substantial risk of fire or flooding.
Aircraft Unavailability Insurance
This insurance will pay the cost of leasing a new aircraft if the aircraft is damaged or unable to fly due to technical issues. Before the daily indemnity may be applied to the claim, the aviation insurance policy will have a “waiting time” of 7 days, for example.
Aviation Legal Liability Insurance for Aviators
In the event of an aircraft accident that results in bodily injury to passengers on board, the aircraft owners and/or operators are legally responsible for any temporary or permanent bodily injury sustained by the passengers. Compensation awards to relatives of deceased passengers and third parties resulting from the accident are also the responsibility of its owners and/or operators.
In most cases, the amount of compensation is determined by a court of law in the passenger’s home country.
Aviation Hull War Insurance
There is a specific exclusion clause for certain risks often referred to as war perils in the Hull All Risks insurance discussed previously. Acts of foreign invasion, hijacking, civil unrest, and the detonation of atomic bombs are among them.
Aircraft owners and operators can acquire Hull War Insurance to cover some of the risks not covered by the Hull All Risks insurance policy for a price.
Hull Deductible Insurance
The term “self-insured” hull deductible was used earlier in the Hull All Risks section. This risk can be mitigated by acquiring Aircraft Hull Deductible Insurance, which reduces the amount of self-retention required by the insured to a bare minimum.
The policyholder is responsible for the first part of a claim, the purpose of aircraft hull policy deductibles – expressed as a fixed amount or a percentage of the agreed value of the aircraft each claim – is twofold: to encourage policyholders to protect their aircraft, and to “remove” the Insurer(s) from paying small claims where the cost of handling these cases is disproportionate to the amount claimed.
An owner or operator may opt to increase or reduce their deductible based on the amount or percentage of their deductible. Any change is likely to result in a premium increase or liability decrease.
Hull Deductible Insurance
- In-Flight Insurance
- Public Liability Insurance
- Passenger Legal Liability Insurance
- Combined Single Limit (CSI)
- Aircraft Hull Insurance
- Crew liability Coverage
Types of aviation insurance
- In-flight insurance
- Ground risk hull (nonmotion) insurance
- Ground risk hull (motion) insurance
- Public liability insurance coverage
- Passenger liability insurance