Emergencies are not planned. Identifying potential risks can be.

While most industries establish some type of safety program, the aviation realm has some of the most progressive and evolving safety planning infrastructures. That is where Gallagher Aviation can be a critical partner – particularly in identifying the risks and offering solutions that can best address them. Emergency preparedness is one of top concerns for aviation-related organizations.

When disaster strikes, your insurance broker is a key liaison with underwriter claims and legal representatives to coordinate the necessary response. We have experienced major disasters and worked with airline, airport, corporate flight departments and other commercial aviation operations in developing emergency response plans with their insurance underwriters. In addition to your team and the Gallagher professionals, the lead aviation insurance underwriter(s) are part of the first response team in major catastrophes. We’ll also work with our partners to test these plans through simulated catastrophic events.

Given our years of actual hands-on loss control experience, many of our key providers (Global Aerospace, Starr Aviation and Chartis Aerospace) rank Gallagher’s Aviation team at the top. We are a conduit for services which may include:

  • Employee Safety
  • SMS (Safety Management System) consultation and implementation
  • Development of safety program structures
  • Lockout, tagout and confined space entry
  • Electrical and facility safety
  • Bloodborne pathogens and more…

Insurance Solutions for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) has increased  dramatically in recent years. Combined with an ever-evolving regulatory environment, drone operators must take care in assessing their risk exposure and protecting their interests. As a leader in aviation risk management, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. understands your unique needs and can help craft a solution tailored to your specific situation.

Working with Gallagher means that you get:

  • Expertise and risk solutions around the world for aviation and aerospace organizations, including risk management, non-traditional risk transfer and benefits consulting.
  • Long-standing insurance market relationships that deliver preferential pricing, coverage, service and availability.
  • Expertise in the unique challenges facing the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles industry.
  • A team of aviation experts to help protect you from unnecessary risk as well as identify and implement strategies to accommodate the demands, conditions and continual shifts within your organization and the aviation sector overall.
  • Comprehensive, service-oriented claims adjudication, processing and management.

>Insurance Solutions for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (PDF)

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We know your emergency response program should also include…

  • NTSB/FAA liaison
  • Broker coordination
  • Underwriter emergency team contact
  • Contact with assigned senior management disaster response team members

In addition to key support team members, we also recognize the potential issues with which you’re working to address.

  • Wreckage and personal effects security and retention
  • The Next of Kin Notification Program including the medical examiner, the key executive team, proper training with staff rehearsals as well as disaster response training and coordination with airline disaster drills

The next piece is usually one of the most difficult as it covers:

  • Passenger care and/or treatment
  • Notification of next of kin and/or immediate family
  • Repatriation or assistance in transporting your passengers or individuals impacted to their home or preferred destination

Once all of the immediate critical components are initially completed, the next phase is the business aspect.

Claims handling

  • Discussing loss only with key executive management, staff adjusters and/or your defense counsel
  • Addressing loss control issues

Litigation Management

  • Confirming assignment of defense counsel
  • Ensuring records retention
  • Confirming receipt of summons and complaint notification to the aviation underwriter personnel

Normalizing Operations Following a Disaster

  • Reiterate to your personnel and support team members that any statements, conclusions or admissions on behalf of your organization to media or news professionals should only be addressed by your assigned spokesman