general aviation News

RKH Specialty Appoints 14 New Aviation Experts in London and Colombia

RKH Specialty, the London-headquartered wholesale insurance and reinsurance broker, announced the appointment of 14 new senior Aviation experts in London and Colombia, as part of RKH’s wider plan of building the largest independent logistics team incorporating its resources across aviation, …

Starr Insurance Names Swiss Re’s O’Ryan as Canadian Manager, General Aviation

Starr Insurance Cos. has appointed Paul O’Ryan as Canadian territory manager, general aviation, effective Jan. 6. O’Ryan joins Starr from Swiss Re where he was head of General Aviation Americas in Toronto for more than 11 years, according to his …

HDI Global Specialty to Launch Australia General Aviation Team, Led by QBE’s Bowes

HDI Global Specialty SE – Australia, the new specialty lines insurer, has recruited Jamie Bowes as head of Aviation as a first step to developing a general aviation footprint in the Asia Pacific markets. Bowes, a 20-year veteran in insurance …

Starr Cos. Forms Agreement with SMARTT MGA for General Aviation Business

Starr Cos. announced an agreement with SMARTT MGA to act as agents for Starr International (Europe) Ltd. to provide automated quotes and policy documentation for light general aviation business. “We have built a close and fruitful relationship with SMARTT and …

Allianz Forms Online Aircraft Insurance Partnership with Insurtech Firm Visicover

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) announced it has formed a partnership agreement with insurtech company, Visicover. Visicover’s existing and new aeroplane and helicopter insurance products now will be underwritten by AGCS, which also will provide claims management services. Customers …

Tokio Marine Kiln Launches General Aviation Consortium on Lloyd’s Asia Platform

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK), the leading provider of specialist and corporate insurance, has launched its first General Aviation Consortium on the Lloyd’s Asia platform. The consortium will provide all brokers and buyers in the Asia Pacific region with a single …

Brit Leads New Commercial General Aviation Consortium at Lloyd’s

Brit Ltd., the global specialty insurer, has launched a Lloyd’s consortium for commercial general aviation. Now quoting business, the consortium is being led by Brit with capacity also being provided by Kiln, Hiscox, Apollo and Pritchard, and is the only …

Altitude Risk Partners Launches 1st Underwriting Cell on Castel’s MGA Platform

Castel Underwriting Agencies Limited, a member of the Barbican Insurance Group, announced that Altitude Risk Partners has become the first underwriting cell to utilize its “club-style” MGA platform to create a dynamic aerospace underwriting business. “Launched in London with capacity …

UPDATE: Chinese Group to Buy AIG’s Plane Leasing Unit for up to $4.8 Billion

American International Group has agreed to sell nearly all of ILFC , the world’s second-largest airplane leasing business, to a Chinese consortium for up to $4.8 billion, giving the fastest growing aviation market easier and cheaper access to planes. Chinese …

Swiss Re Opens General Aviation Office in New York

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ aviation unit is expanding its operations in the North American general aviation (GA) market. It launched a New York-based underwriting team dedicated to developing its GA portfolio across the United States. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is …