Category Archives: Aerospace

The fight to stay ahead of innovation in flight

The search to identify the next disruptive technology had delegates buzzing at this year’s Willis Towers Watson aviation conference in Singapore. The event offered a strong cross-section of air-transport businesses — including manufacturers, aircraft owner/operators, lessors, financiers, service providers, lawyers … Continue reading →

Disrupting the rotor wing market: Flying cars and passenger drones

The rotor wing industry has faced some serious headwinds in recent times; low oil prices, a weak economic climate, geopolitical tensions and ongoing safety concerns have all contributed a slowdown in growth. Indeed, 2016 witnessed the lowest order intake across … Continue reading →

The impact of artificial intelligence in transportation

In October 2016 an experimental driverless truck made by Otto, an Uber-owned company, delivered 50,000 cans of beer after travelling 120 miles from Fort Collins, Colorado to Colorado Springs. It did so travelling at 55mph, with a human in the … Continue reading →

Keeping it Simple in Complex Times

A record number of delegates attended this year’s Willis Towers Watson aviation conference, and one of the event’s hot topics saw attendees explore ways in which insurance products could change to better reflect the integrated nature of modern risk. The … Continue reading →

Risks associated with the removal industry: “It’s personal”

The transportation industry serves thousands of organizations involved in the safe carriage of people and property via air, sea, rail or road. As was discovered in our recently published Transportation Risk Index, the industry faces no shortage of challenges from … Continue reading →

Brexit impact on transportation industry

The U.K. Government has invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, meaning Britain’s exit from the E.U. will be complete by the end of March 2019. Continue reading →

Waiting for the dust to settle: The effects of volcanic ash on the aviation industry

In April 2010 Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted, wreaking havoc across European airspace. At its maximum impact, 75% of all European airline operations were closed. Over seven days of disruption, 10 million people were unable to travel and airline losses reached … Continue reading →

Guide to General Data Protection Regulation for transportation companies

On April 14, 2016 the European Parliament voted to adopt a new data protection law for Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulation will come into effect on May 25, 2018. Continue reading →

Changing the conversation on risk in the aviation industry

The aviation industry in Asia has changed dramatically in the past 20 years, and so has the nature of the risks it has to navigate. Adapted from the keynote speech at Willis Towers Watson’s 2017 aviation conference in Singapore on … Continue reading →

How will transportation execs navigate complex operating models in an interconnected world?

In recent decades, globalisation has opened a wider path to corporate growth while increasing organizational complexity. Supply chains and the transportation networks required to serve them have been stretched across geographical and political borders, driving greater interdependency between companies. This … Continue reading →