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Take Control of Your Aircraft Product Liability Insurance—and Save up to 35%

Welcome to AAIRRG. The only insurance company that exclusively writes aircraft product insurance for certified Part 145 repair stations and their related activities.

We are delighted to have you visit us We are member-owned and, as of June 1, 2016, AAIRRG is owned and controlled by 238 of the independent repair stations in the U.S. Some are leaders in our industry.

Believe me, few of us wanted to own an insurance company. But because of the outrageous prices we were paying for aircraft products liability insurance (products coverage), our hand was forced.

I'll tell you how we did it in a moment. But first, let me give you the bottom line of what it means for you:

  • You should save (some up to 35% or more) on your company's liability insurance.
  • If you're insured by AAIRRG, you'll own a piece of the company and share in the profits.
  • You'll have access to a viable insurance option for the foreseeable future.
  • If anything bad happens, you will find that AAIRRG has retained Rose-Walker, LP — arguably the finest aviation law firm in the United States — to defend you.  (Click here for a list of their relevant cases.)

I know you'll have questions. So take a few minutes to read on, and then if you feel that AAIRRG might be a good fit for your repair station, you can request a free pricing proposal.

An Eye-Opening Analysis

In 2004, a core group of Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) members agreed to contribute time and money to test whether there might be a better alternative to the costly insurance options available at the time.

These members launched a feasibility study, examining 18 years of NTSB data. The study found that only 1.3% percent of U.S. aircraft crashes resulting in bodily injury or third-party property damage were a result of maintenance.  Only 1.3%!

With this information in hand, the group approached reinsurers to try to find support for the idea of a more affordable, exclusive aviation repair station insurance option.

The Problem: We Were Unfairly Lumped With Higher-Risk Ventures

Reinsurers were not unwelcoming, but there was a problem: they were unable to address specific losses surrounding repair stations because of their categorization of us as a miscellaneous class of business.

Who else is included in this category?  Air shows, speed events, medical air evacuation, aerial construction, firefighting, crop dusting, flight training and other higher-risk ventures.  Our research showed that repair stations were (and many still are) being forced to pay higher premiums to subsidize these high-risk businesses in aviation insurance markets. We needed a better option.

A Better Alternative

We spent six years putting AAIRRG together, isolating it from other aviation insurance markets so that we could offer better rates. In June 2010, we received our certificate of authority, authorizing us as a licensed insurance company.  Now, in our fifth year of operation, we've become a substantial presence in the aviation marketplace:

  • We're saving repair stations (up to 35% or more)over what they were paying.
  • We are providing good small shops who could not previously afford Aviation Products and Completed Operations coverage an opportunity to have coverage at a fair cost compared to the alternatives.
  • AAIRRG carries reinsurance with a net worth of $88.1 billion with substantial "A" rated reinsurers to augment its balance sheet.

AAIRRG has standards for eligibility so not just any shop can qualify. Over 41% of the Part 145 market will never hear from us due to other activities they are engage in, and for the remainder, our initial process is rigorous to help insure the financial safety of the group as a whole. Subsequently, for those who qualify, we offer a fair price for an exceptional insurance option.

Any Profits Belong to Us!

If you're insured by AAIRRG, you will own a piece of the company. And while future dividends cannot be guaranteed, let me share the following fact with you:

For the past 30 years, the entire aviation line of business in the U.S. has consistently been the first or second most profitable line of liability insurance, producing a better than 50% pretax profit each year!

Imagine not only saving on your insurance, but also profiting from that savings!  No other aviation insurer is paying a dividend to its policyholders.  But, as an AAIRRG owner/insured, future profits will come back to you.

I think you'll agree that this is an exciting and sensible option. It's worth taking a few minutes to explore our website to learn more.  Then, you can request a quick, easy and free pricing proposal to see just how much your shop can save.

We look forward to welcoming you into the fast-growing AAIRRG family.

Bill Perdue
Warmly,
Bill Perdue (signature)
Bill Perdue, President

P.S. If you have questions and would like to talk this over with a real person, you can call Rick Crebs, our lead underwriter, at 707-963-2400 right now.

 

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ARSA Works: FAA Policy Jeopardizes AD Compliance
04-29-2016: On April 29, ARSA requested the FAA revise a legal interpretation regarding second and third-tier documents that are purportedly incorporated by reference (IBR'd) in an airworthiness directive (AD). ARSA's letter points out that the legal interpretation — and existing guidance — violate the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and force maintenance providers to divine what is required to comply with the AD.
Boeing Ramps Up Push Into the Airplane Parts Business
04-24-2016: Boeing Co. is ramping up its push into the parts business, as part of a broad effort to cut costs and secure a new source of revenue even more lucrative than making aircraft.
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04-26-2016: According to the 2016 Global Fleet & MRO Market Assessment released at a Capitol Hill briefing by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), the U.S. civil aviation maintenance industry — often an unseen part of the aviation industry — employs more than 270,000 people and generates $43.1 billion in economic activity.
FAA orders 'urgent' engine fixes for Boeing 787 Dreamliners
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New Parts-Release Requirements Pushed Back To October
04-21-2016: The FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) pushed back introduction of a key provision in the newest maintenance regulatory guidance shared by the agencies, citing input from repair stations that need more time to work the changes into their procedures.
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Thank you so much for another year of stellar service & assistance. 
Patricia L. Waske, Company Controller
Engine & Airframe Solutions Worldwide, LLC
 
The entire process of getting our insurance done with AAIRRG has been a very efficient and pleasant experience, thanks to excellent support and guidance from Nina Baron and Rick Crebs.
Govind Jawalkar, President
VHL Aircraft, Inc.
 
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Castleberry Instruments & Avionics
 
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Cross-Check Aviation
 
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Notice: AAIRRG is a licensed insurance company in the state of Montana. AAIRRG operates in 46 states under the authority of a Federal Law which requires registration with each state in which it wishes to operate. You can ascertain your state's status by visiting www.aairrg.com/states. If you should find that your state is not included, AAIRRG will register upon your request to become an insured. This offer is void in any state or jurisdiction in which it would violate their rules or regulations.