Something doesn’t add up
This article is part of the air charter broker wire released in May 2019
A safety auditor was engaged by an oil & gas exploration company to conduct a routine operational safety audit of an air charter operator. The client was particularly interested in the safety performance of the operator’s two turbo-prop aircraft. On arrival at the operator’s base, the auditor was advised that one turboprop was undergoing routine maintenance at a maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Canada.
A designer of light aircraft was asked by an aircraft builder to design a single turbo prop aircraft, which was to be used for an air ambulance service between small islands off a coastal area. The aircraft was designed and then built by aircraft manufacturers.
Aviation Loss Adjuster
Underwriters instructed an aviation loss adjuster to investigate and handle a claim arising from the loss to an aircraft. After investigations, the loss adjuster concluded that the loss had been caused by mechanical engine failure.
Audit gets lost in translation
This article is part of The Wire: Aviation professional indemnity for Insurance Brokers, released in April 2015.
Turbo technical trouble
An air charter broker received a request to act for a principal who was seeking to charter an aeroplane for a flight two days later from Scotland to Morocco. The broker reviewed the available options for the principal and recommended the use of a small business jet which would offer a short flight time and enhanced comfort. However, the principal wanted a cheaper alternative and the broker instead looked to source a small turbo-prop for the flight.