Knowledge Center

We share your passion for aviation—and your quest for knowledge. If you have a question about aviation insurance coverage or aviation liability, one of our specialists will answer it for you. And if they don’t have the answer, they’ll help you find it. Call us at 877-475-5860 with your questions or concerns. 

  • Light Aircraft Market Review 2019 [ Article]

    In the first two months of this year, Gallagher Aviation met with management of the largest insurers of light aircraft. Several common themes emerged from these meetings.

  • Liability limits and the reality of wrongful death litigation [ Article]

    The question of “how much liability insurance should I have” is actually a very complex one that involves consideration of many factors, including whether the named insured is an individual or a company, the type of corporate vehicle (C Corp, LLC, partnership), the financial worth of the named insured individual or company, the applicable laws of the state in which the individual or corporation is located, and even the risk tolerance or willingness to accept risk versus the cost of purchasing higher liability limits.

  • Protect Yourself With Non-Owned Insurance [ Guide]

    If you borrow or rent airplanes, you need non-owned aircraft insurance — also known as renter’s or borrower’s insurance. This coverage should be as crucial to your personal pre-departure checklist as a valid medical certificate and flight review.

  • Aviation Insurance Policy Acronyms and Terminology [ Guide]

    Like most policies, aviation policies contain acronyms and terminology that may be confusing so we developed this quick reference guide to help you decipher these terms. As a savvy client, you should expect your broker to be fluent in both insurance and aviation to ensure you receive the best service possible. We know our clients may not always be well-versed in these very specific, and sometimes arcane, terms.

  • Insurance 101 for Pleasure & Business Aircraft [ Guide]

    While some aspects of insurance are universal, insuring your airplane isn’t necessarily the same as insuring your home, car or even business. Aviation insurance also uses terms and acronyms you may not find elsewhere. Below are answers to some common questions, along with a list of commonly used terms and acronyms.

  • Near the Finish Line With Your Van's Aircraft [ Guide]

    Many Van’s builders are caught off guard by the often stringent training requirements and cost of insurance for the first year of flying coverage. A higher potential for loss drives insurance companies’ strict requirements, but with knowledge and planning you can meet their conditions. We’d like to offer some pre-completion advice to those of you still in the build phase. Van’s Aircraft are proven aircraft with eight insurance companies vying for your business. However, out of those eight, only four offer coverage during the fly-off period without coverage restrictions. The fly-off period generally comprises the first 40 hours the aircraft will be flying after you complete it. The fly-off hours required can occasionally be lower depending on the propeller and engine — an RV-12, for example, only requires five hours.

  • Turboprop Fleet Report - Q2 2016 [ Newsletter]

    Once again we review the top 12 single and twin turboprop aircraft, now 13,812 airframes strong worldwide. In total 221 airframes were built in the last 12 months and losses remain light and stable.

  • Rotor Wing Fleet Report - Q2 2016 [ Newsletter]

    As we pass the midpoint of 2016 I can’t help but reflect upon the changes in the rotor wing industry over the last 12 months. Just when we got used to calling EuroCopter by its Airbus Helicopters name, Agusta throws us two rebranding curve balls. Therefore, the 2016 Chameleon Award goes to AgustaWestland, which has morphed twice in the last 12 months: from AW to Finmeccanica and now to Leonardo. Let’s examine how they fit into the current market.

  • Fly Low, Fly Safe - Volume 7, Issue 1 2015 [ Fly Low, Fly Safe]

    Gallagher Aviation publishes Fly Low, Fly Safe, the newsletter for the aerial applications industry, with news, trends and analyses of the issues that affect agricultural aviation. In this issue: The Slippery Case of Surfactants and Drift, A Better Way to Serve You, Safety Manual for First Responders, Beyond Aircraft: What’s in Your Emergency Response Plan, On the Horizon and Mark Your Calendars for the 2015 NAAA Show

  • Understanding the Evolving Landscape of Drone Technology & Regulations [ Whitepaper]

    The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) has increased dramatically in recent years. Drones — small, unmanned aircraft that are operated remotely — are in the news daily. The strong marketing of the devices to the public - combined with decreasing costs - has helped proliferate these devices, yet the regulation of them remains lenient. Learn more about the ABCs of drone technology.