Category Archives: Aerospace

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 →

Marketplace Realities Spring 2016: It’s Still a Buyer’s Market, but…

Willis Tower’s Watson’s Marketplace Realities series includes line-by-line predictions for North American insurance buyers in 2016 and beyond. New Pieces in a Changing Puzzle At the macro level, the satellite view, much remains the same for insurance buyers: capacity remains … Continue reading →

Aviation Executives Say Top Risk is Legal Scrutiny of M&A Activity

Aviation C-Suite executives perceive a business landscape in which primary risks are multiplying, increasingly interconnected and unique to each sector of the industry, according to preliminary findings from this year’s Willis Towers Watson Transportation Risk Index. Continue reading →

How Dangerous Is It To Ship Lithium Batteries?

  With new legislation pending, the aviation industry is focusing its attention on the carriage of lithium batteries, judging by discussions at the annual Willis Aviation Conference in Singapore this week. Increasing Regulation Last month, air-safety regulators, accident investigators and … Continue reading →

Martin Stevens, Chief Underwriting Officer, Global Aerospace, AIG, Reflects on the Highs and Lows of the Aviation Insurance Industry

Many have called Martin Stevens the father of the modern aviation insurance market. Martin has certainly been a major architect in that market, having led the AIG’s aviation business since 1987, building it into a major leader of some of … Continue reading →