Actuarial science

April 8, 2014 - 3:00am

The Squadron’s new iFrat flight risk assessment tool for the iPad uses a color-coded risk scale and breaks down flights into five elements: planning, environment, assets, communications and event. Pilots record an assessment of each element, based on their flight experience and knowledge; iFrat then generates a simple pictorial report exportable via email. New FAA rules require helicopter EMS pilots to conduct a risk assessment before each flight.

February 27, 2014 - 1:48pm

Paul Ratté, insurance underwriter USAIG’s director of aviation safety programs and a former Coast Guard helicopter pilot and station commander, called for additional layers of organizational support for first-responder missions during his HAI safety challenge presentation here yesterday.

February 25, 2014 - 9:15pm

Aviation industry data provider Conklin & de Decker is celebrating its 30th year in business, and in honor of that milestone is offering special discounts on its products here at Heli-Expo. During the three days of the show, attendees visiting the company’s booth (No. 3002) can see live demonstrations of the company’s family of helicopter operating cost programs and life cycle budgeting tools.

February 25, 2014 - 5:45pm

Aviation industry data provider Conklin & de Decker is celebrating its 30th year in business, and in honor of that milestone is offering special discounts on its products here at Heli-Expo. During the three days of the show, attendees visiting the company’s booth (No. 3002) can see live demonstrations of the company’s family of helicopter operating cost programs and life cycle budgeting tools.

January 30, 2014 - 2:08pm

Last year marked another year of relatively soft rates in the general aviation insurance market, according to aviation insurance broker NationAir’s annual market analysis, released yesterday. “While the market conditions have remained the same for several years, the reasons for that soft market are changing,” noted company president Jeff Bauer.

Initially, increased market competition pushed rates down, he said. “Now, however, rates are being held down by the more long-term forces of structural overcapacity and, thankfully, favorable loss history.”

August 14, 2013 - 12:00pm
When a medical situation arises during a flight, crewmembers have ready access to an emergency department doctor for advice and assistance through MedAire’s MedLink Global Response Center.

MedAire, an International SOS company, has formed a strategic partnership with São Paulo-based AeroSafety, which is looking to “solidify [our] position as the premier aviation supplier of medical kits, emergency equipment and travel risk management services for commercial airlines and private aviation in Brazil.” Together the companies (Stand 3013) offer a “comprehensive medical and travel risk management solution.”

July 2, 2013 - 7:18pm
Hang gliding

Rod Machado, a prolific aviation author and educator, is a voice of reason when it comes to how we can improve aviation safety, and his recent comments in response to an FAA notice on new training standards put a fresh spin on an old problem.

June 16, 2013 - 3:30am
David McKay, CEO of insurer USAIG

There has hardly been a better time to be a buyer of aviation insurance, as all signs point to a buyer’s market. Several factors are driving lower rates in this insurance segment, including fewer airline accidents, lower overall insurance claims, the economy, more underwriters entering the market, increased adoption of safety management systems and more sophisticated aircraft. AIN talked to David McKay, president and CEO of insurer USAIG, to get a better sense of this market. USAIG and McKay are here at the Paris Air Show supporting long-time customer Bombardier.

May 21, 2013 - 10:50am
MedAire's HealthMap

MedAire (Booth 739), an International SOS company, announced the launch of HealthMap 2013 during EBACE here this week. HealthMap, a four-year-old project, is a tool that can help companies with traveling employees understand the medical risks in the markets where they operate. Understanding risk is key to managing health threats to employees, passengers and crew, according to MedAire.

April 18, 2013 - 11:15pm

International travelers know that medical risks and health care vary from country to country. How can you know what levels of risk and care will be available to you, if you never have been somewhere before?

 
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