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Lion Air Compensation

Saturday, April 27, 2013
By George Hatcher

Lion Air is compensating the passengers of the plane that crashed in Bali on April 13. The 101 passenger (we don’t know if the 7 crew are included) is handing out $5600 to each passenger. Lion Air is working with Jasa Raharja, an Indonesian insurance company to cover the medical bills for five injured... »

Dana Air Interim Payments Offered

Monday, July 9, 2012
By George Hatcher
Dana Air Interim Payments Offered

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Peter Tonna What: Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 en route from Abuja to Lagos, Nigeria Where: Iju neighborhood, Lagos When: June 3, 2012 Who: 153 passengers Why: Dana air stated that it is fully aware of the mandatory requirement by the International Civil Aviation... »

Judge Interprets Widow as Unentitled. Canadian Charter is No Common Carrier

Sunday, February 5, 2012
By George Hatcher
Judge Interprets Widow as Unentitled. Canadian Charter is No Common Carrier

Mark McLean had a million dollar life insurance policy under Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company, through Sears Canada Inc. When he was killed in a Vancouver Island plane crash three years ago, it seemed an open and shut case that his widow would get an accidental death benefit of $1 million under the 2007... »

Air India Stalls Hurt Families already Suffering

Monday, May 23, 2011
By George Hatcher
Air India Stalls Hurt Families already Suffering

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer WT Update May 22 was the anniversary of Air India Express Flight 812 from Dubai, which overshot the runway and crashed at Mangalore, India. The crash victims’ support group spokesman said that “About 50 families have received compensation from the insurance companies, but many... »

Fred Flintstone Airlines? No, it’s Air Zimbabwe

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
By George Hatcher
Fred Flintstone Airlines? No, it’s Air Zimbabwe

Like the nineteen year old Yemenia Airlines* Airbus A310-324 that was written up as having passengers with standing room only, unattached seats and an assortment of safety problems that were so bad that the plane was disallowed from flying over European airspace, Air Zimbabwe’s fleet demonstrates how not to run an airline. There are... »

Safekeeping of Passengers Flies or Dies on Banks Due Diligence of Ethiopia Airlines

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
By George Hatcher
Safekeeping of Passengers Flies or Dies on Banks Due Diligence of Ethiopia Airlines

While one should congratulate Ethiopian Airlines for securing a $765 million package deal to finance five 777s, I hope the banks checked more than just their credit history and their relationship with the banks. In terms of technological adulthood, Africa is still in its infancy. The pressure put on even a fairly reputable airline... »

QBE Forms U.S. General Aviation Underwriting Group

Friday, February 4, 2011
By George Hatcher

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — QBE the Americas has announced the creation of a U.S.-based general aviation underwriting operation. Headquartered in Atlanta, QBE the Americas’ Aviation Team is designed to expand the company’s global aviation activities. QBE is already a major aviation insurance writer in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the... »

AerCap Opens Representative Office in Abu Dhabi

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
By George Hatcher

AMSTERDAM, Jan. 19, 2011 – AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) today announced the opening of a representative office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. AerCap’s new Abu Dhabi office will be managed by a team of highly skilled aviation industry professionals with extensive experience in the region and will be led by Simon McLean,... »

XL Insurance Continues Regional Build Up of US Aviation Team, Establishing Chicago Underwriting Operations

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
By George Hatcher

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2010 XL Insurance, the global insurance operations of XL Group plc today announced the launch of a new regional aviation underwriting group in Chicago with the appointment of Brian J. Ackland to Class Underwriter. Eric Donofrio, North American Regional Manager for XL Insurance’s Aviation unit, said: “We’re off to a... »

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