Category Archives: Aerospace

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a 1,000kmph magnetically levitating pod in an airless tube

In 2013, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk published a paper, ‘Hyperloop Alpha.’ His intention? Just to create “a new open-source form of transportation that could revolutionise travel.” Citing his inspiration for this revolution, Musk referred to California’s divisive high-speed … Continue reading →

Transportation risks in Latin America focus on competition and suppliers

The persistent weakness in the Latin American economy is fueling concerns about 3rd-party risk and emerging competition. Continue reading →

Infrastructure tops risks for North American transportation execs

Inadequate national infrastructure, regulatory uncertainty and digital threats are the top risks concerning transport providers in North America this year, according to Willis Towers Watson’s Transportation Risk Index 2016. Continue reading →

Cyber risk in the transportation sector – an evolving threat

Recent system outages at major U.S. airlines have caused significant business interruption and highlighted the growing risks of cyber threats to business operations.  But it’s not just airlines that are under threat. According to the 2016 Willis Towers Watson Transportation … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2016

As Halloween nears, people’s thoughts inevitably turn to ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night. At the Wire we take this opportunity to reflect on the scariest risks our clients faced this year.  … Continue reading →

The strategic opportunity of risk in the transportation industries

The transportation sector’s intimate relationship with the global economy means that its modern practitioners face risks that are influenced by factors such as increasingly complex markets commercial alliances transient workforces disparate regulatory frameworks the inexorable march of technology geopolitical shifts … Continue reading →

The risk manager of the future

Some people miss the good old days. I don’t. I’ve been around since the days when business was done on a napkin with people who were more like buddies than business partners and yes, when the deal was done, there … Continue reading →

The convergence of primary risks in aviation

We are now seeing a world where risk is interconnected. Continue reading →

What are aviation executives saying about the insurance market?

The current state of the aviation insurance market was much on everyone’s minds earlier this year at Willis Towers Watson’s aviation conference in Singapore, and I took the opportunity to speak to experts about it.  We touched on a number … Continue reading →

Aviation CEOs offer their perspectives on their industry

Earlier this year at Willis Towers Watson’s aviation conference in Singapore I took the opportunity to speak to experts about the current state of the aviation industry around the world. We touched on a number of themes including: aircraft safety … Continue reading →