Gallagher’s Aerospace and Aviation team is the one of the largest commercial aviation insurance teams in the U.S. We have grown our business through our demonstrated commitment to help our clients in all dimensions of aviation insurance and risk management.

Serving the spectrum of commercial aerospace, aviation and aircraft insurance

At Gallagher, we meet challenges head-on. Our aerospace and aviation team is experienced in delivering insurance coverages, solutions and services to help evaluate and manage your risk exposures. By placing a substantial volume of domestic and international insurance in both direct and reinsurance channels, allows us to negotiate with a stronger position on our clients' behalf, resulting in the most comprehensive coverage at the best premium possible. With foreign and domestic risk markets expertise, we maintain relationships around the world that is a key component of our ability to deliver broader and more cost-effective solutions to our customers.

We work with all aspects of commercial aviation including: business and private use aircraft, airports, FBOs, flight schools, repair and service/MRO operations and ground handlers. We have honed a practice of global aerospace and aviation specialists covering aerospace and aviation insurance brokerage, benefits consulting, aviation risk management and non-traditional risk transfer to help our clients in the personal, commercial, non-owned and aviation space. Our expertise expands the aerospace and aviation sector and includes these areas:

  • Aircraft hull, physical damage and liability
  • Airline
  • Aviation management companies and commercial operators
  • Agricultural operations
  • Airports and heliports
  • Governmental use aircraft
  • Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) and ground handlers
  • Manufacturing, including aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul operations
  • Space and defense

Full spectrum of aerospace and aviation insurance services

For every make and model that you fly, we provide a customized risk management program for your aviation business beyond your aircraft – from builders risk insurance for your homebuilt aircraft to hangar insurance. Aerospace and aviation coverages we specialize in include:

Finding aerospace risk exposure in the details

Our overall knowledge of the aerospace, aviation and insurance industries combined with our approach consistently yields increased protection for our clients. To help mitigate risk, our team of aviation insurance experts will work with you and identify and implement strategies to accommodate the demands, conditions and continual shifts within your aerospace or aviation organization.

Traditional insurance brokerages sell products that cover the basics, while we know where to look for gaps that others miss. Through assessing your risks and advising you on innovative, cost-effective aviation insurance coverages and aviation risk management programs, you'll be able to face the future with confidence.

Expertise on aerospace and aviation emerging and unknown risks

From social engineering to fuel leaks to cyberattacks, we help you navigate through unknown and potential risks to protect your employees, passengers and overall aviation business. We tap into Gallagher's other coverage and insurance offerings to develop comprehensive programs that provide you significantly better coverage than other aviation insurance companies. Some of these unusual risks include:

Cyber liability - Hackers have become more sophisticated on ways to infiltrate your business. From invading drone systems to social engineering, now more than ever, being protected from cyberattacks is essential to keep your business up and running.

Aviation professional services liability – The aviation world is a fast-paced business, making it easier for mistakes to happen.  Aviation professional services (APS) liability complements your traditional "occurrence" policy, providing additional protection from risk exposures due to misconduct allegations. 

Environmental liability - Exposures from fuel and other environmental hazards can create a potentially devastating loss to any business. We have solutions keep you protected from potential catastrophic loss.

Exclusive aviation and aerospace consulting services to support your overall business

As part of our commitment to you, we provide services that help you meet more than your insurance challenges but help support your overall aerospace and aviation business. These services include:

  • A dedicated claims advisor. Our insurance aviation claims expert is a former pilot with over 25 years of experience in the aviation industry. His knowledge of aviation insurance coverage, including loss evaluation and control expertise, allows us to work with our carrier partners from a position of strength and knowledge.
  • The latest insurance underwriter insight. The Gallagher aerospace and aviation insurance team maintains close relationships with the leading executives and underwriters of all aerospace and aviation insurance carriers. We meet with carriers to hear first-hand their plans on rates and aviation insurance coverage are for the coming year — giving you a competitive advantage with accurate knowledge about pricing.
  • Aviation contract review. This service aids you in contract analysis to make sure you are well positioned in your overall aerospace and aviation business, not just insurance. 
  • Emergency response planning. We help you develop business continuity and disaster preparedness plans so you are ready to respond in the case of an emergency.
  • Crisis communication. Our extended Gallagher team can provide media training to help you be prepared in case of an aviation disaster. This includes on-camera interview training, as well as messaging management.

Aerospace and Aviation Insurance Summary

  • Insights from leading aerospace and aviation insurance underwriters
  • Gallagher supported global network
  • Dedicated aviation claims consultancy and advocacy

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