General Aviation is the largest, and probably most diverse, portfolio covered by a Study group, with risks from the smallest drone quadcopters, through private flying up to large corporate aircraft fleets and commercial helicopters.

2019 AGM Plenary Session

The GA Study Group made the final set of presentations of the 2019 AGM and opened with Philipp Langerweger providing an introduction and an outline of the GA sector in France. This was followed up by two further outlines of geographical markets. Firstly, Diego Suarez presented on GA in Latin America, then Irina Morozova gave an overview of underwriting experience in Ukraine.

The session then turned to a Panel Discussion, moderated by Philipp (Panellists were Diego, Paul O’Ryan, Frida Kangasniemi and John Brogan) which looked at changes in the provision of additional coverages and how such coverages had changed from their original intent.

Following the Panel Debate John Brogan looked at Hull Values, and the differences between Insured Value and Agreed Value and the implications for underwriters of these differences.

Victoria Mayes then turned Delegates’ attention to rotorwing aircraft, looking at the background, history and development of rotorwing and their operational complexity.

US Liability Awards, a topic with relevance across all sectors, was the subject of Davis Watkins presentation. David looked at some of the liability awards awarded across the US in sectors outside aviation and made some observations on these and their potential impact for Members.

The final presentation from the GASG looked at FOD. Marcello Maestri gave an outline of damage caused by bird strikes on turbo prop aircraft and the impact of these damages on the GA insurance sector.

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