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Aviation Insurance Update 1Q 2015

2020 Vision: HOPE for the Future! Hard to believe it’s already 2015. Harder still to believe that in just five short years, it will be 2020. As our company has grown and matured over its fifty-year history, we recognize the need to be more intentional in planning for the future. In an effort to perpetuate…

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Aviation Insurance Update 4Q 2014

War Risk Insurance… Is there a rate increase in your future? As published in World AvBuyer Magazine, September 2014 March 8th of this year, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared with 239 fatalities. The aircraft, a Boeing 777, was insured for a hull value of $100m, 50% of which was paid by the War Risk underwriters after…

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Aviation Insurance Update 3Q 2014

Using Contract Pilots? As published in World Aircraft Sales Magazine, May 2014 One of the company’s employee pilots has requested time off for vacation or sick leave. Your aviation manager has located a qualified person who flies the same make and model aircraft for another owner on the field to fill in and take the trip.…

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Newsletter 2 Quarter 2014

Why Insurers Say ‘No’ As published in World Aircraft Sales Magazine, March 2014 The Reasons Behind the Decision… Many savvy aircraft owners/risk managers ask if higher deductibles or amending insurance to ground-only coverage when their aircraft is down for an extended maintenance will result in a decrease in premium. Stuart Hope explains why the answer is…

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Newsletter 1 Quarter 2014

All Pilots Are Created Equal… Except When They’re Not!  As published in World Aircraft Sales Magazine, November 2013 One of the most common questions Stuart Hope receives from pilots is “Am I covered to fly the aircraft?” The answer, he opines, lies somewhere in between ‘yes’ and ‘no’.  Confusion over insurance protection stems from what is…

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Newsletter 4 Quarter 2013

The Politics of BizAv Liability By Stuart Hope, as published in World Aircraft Sales Magazine (October 2013) Offering politicians the use of your aircraft presents owners with additional liability exposure. With the Citizens United decision by the US Supreme Court in 2010 came record campaign spending, even for elected offices once considered strictly local. Incumbents, candidates running for…

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Newsletter 3 Quarter 2013

Insuring a ‘For Sale’ Aircraft: A Basic Primer By Stuart Hope, as published in World Aircraft Sales Magazine (July 2013) When selling the company aircraft through a broker, two insurance options exist: maintaining coverage under the seller’s policy, or placing the ‘for sale’ aircraft on the broker’s fleet policy. Unlike automobiles, aircraft are not required by law to…

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Newsletter 2 Quarter 2013

Celebrating 50 Years of Hope Not many independent, family owned businesses can claim 50 years of success.  We celebrated this milestone anniversary by hosting a hangar party in our home city of Columbia, South Carolina.  Over fifty underwriters (from the fifteen insurance companies that write policies for our clients) attended the event.  Some flew in…

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Newsletter 1 Quarter 2013

50-Year Anniversary: HOPE for the Future! 2013 marks fifty years since Hope Aviation Insurance has been in business. Maybe it’s just us but it seems like fifty-year old companies are getting harder to find these days, especially in our line of work. In 1963 we began exclusive placement of aviation insurance coverage for a variety of clients across the US and…

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Newsletter 4 Quarter 2012

New Website Unveiled!   We are pleased to announce the recent launch of our completely new website. Designed in close partnership with Live2Create Interactive, hopeaviation.com now features a blend of the excellent, dynamic content you’ve come to expect from HOPE along with new Resource Library and Media Center pages, plus the ability to interact with…

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