Category Archives: Aerospace

The E.U.’s Network and Information Security Directive: How should transportation companies respond?

On August 8, the U.K. government announced it was considering fines of up to £17 million, or 4% of global turnover, for companies that fail to implement cybersecurity measures set out in the Network and Information Systems Directive (NISD). But … Continue reading →

Tracking aviation’s journey: From a travel option for developed countries to a global economic tool

For the average traveller, booking a flight appears to have become a very simple process. Open a browser, select one of various travel search engines, select your preferred flight, time, price and airline, input your credit card details and pack … Continue reading →

What a hard Brexit could mean for U.K’s transport industry

The possibility of a “hard Brexit” from the European Union (EU) following the June 8 general election could change market dynamics for many transport companies, and spark questions about present business models. If conservatives retain power as current polls suggest, … Continue reading →

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 →