aerospace News

Oregon Fines Aerospace Company $70K for Waste Mishandling

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined a manufacturer of parts for the aerospace industry near Albany more than $70,000 for citations related to its mishandling of hazardous waste materials. A Selmet company spokesman did not return an email …

Feds Probing Repairs Made on Plane in Hawaii Crash

Federal investigators will review repair and inspection records on the skydiving plane that became inverted before crashing shortly after takeoff on Oahu’s North Shore, killing all 11 people on board in the deadliest civil aviation accident since 2011. The same …

Widow of Pilot Killed in Washington Crash Files Suit against Aircraft Companies

The wife of one of the men who died after a plane crashed into Washington’s Spokane River has filed a lawsuit against the companies that built and maintained the aircraft. The Spokesman-Review reported that 60-year-old Lyndon Amestoy and the 64-year-old …

First Autonomous Urban Drone Delivery in Nevada

A drone has delivered a package to a residential location in a small western Nevada town in what its maker says is the first fully autonomous, federally approved urban drone delivery in the United States. Flirtey CEO Matt Sweeney announced …

Altitude Risk Partners Appoints Audis as Senior Aviation Underwriter

Altitude Risk Partners, the global aviation and space underwriting business, has expanded its general aviation capabilities with the appointment of Martin Audis as senior underwriter. Audis joins from Starr Aviation where he was a senior underwriter for general aviation business. …

AIG UK Enhances Airside Liablity Offering

AIG’s Aerospace Unit in the UK has enhanced its airside premises and contractors liability protection with limits of indemnity and up to U.S. $50 million of war and terrorism cover included as standard. “Airports in the UK are seeing increasing …

Equity Risk Partners Enhances Aviation Practice

Equity Risk Partners, an insurance brokerage, employee benefits and risk management consulting firm, has joined forces with AirSure Limited, an aviation risk management consultant in the United States, to strengthen its DefCon Risk Group specialty practice focused on defense, aerospace …

Japan’s All Nippon Airways Grounds Dreamliners, Citing Engine Corrosion Risk

Japan’s All Nippon Airways said on Monday it grounded part of its fleet of 787 Dreamliners after tests revealed a risk of engine corrosion, but Boeing Co, the aircraft’s manufacturer, said it does not expect the timing of deliveries of …

Catlin Names Huebel CEO of Canadian Unit, Other Executive Changes

The Bermuda-based Catlin Group Limited announced that David Huebel will take over as CEO of Catlin Canada, effective July 3. Catlin Canada is the Group’s Canadian underwriting hub, headquartered in Toronto with offices in Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver. Catlin Canada’s …

Space Flight Liability Bill Grounded In New Mexico

Members of the New Mexico House and Senate have likely shelved for this session an effort to exempt spacecraft manufacturers from legal liability in case space flight passengers are injured in future space flights from Spaceport America. Colorado lawmakers are …