WEST CHICAGO, ILL. – NationAir Aviation Insurance has announced that it has created a new Aviation Products Liability Division to expand its presence in the aviation insurance marketplace.
“As an aviation insurance specialty broker for 35 years, we can offer the expertise that commercial brokers cannot,” said NationAir President Jeffrey Bauer. “Our Products Liability Division is part of our commitment to provide the full spectrum of risk management for aviation aftermarket suppliers. It’s a natural progression to extend our services through the supply chain.”
Leading the new division is Aviation Products Liability Director Jamie Benthusen, who draws on 15 years of experience with aviation products manufacturers and OEM distributors.
NationAir can provide superior service to products manufacturers and suppliers because of its position as an aviation-only brokerage. Many manufacturers do not realize that their products liability insurance frequently is purchased through wholesalers, Bauer explained. “With NationAir, there’s no middleman,” he said. “We provide direct communication, and we can also advocate directly with underwriters.”
Clients in the Aviation Products Liability Division will have priority access to NationAir’s value-added services, including NationAir’s dedicated in-house claims advisor, plus complimentary contract review and certificate management service. Aviation products clients also will benefit from preferred rates with NationAir’s partners who cover a wide range of issues, including emergency response planning, legal counsel, and crisis communications consulting.
The division also will benefit from NationAir’s participation in key industry groups, including the Helicopter Association International and the Modification and Replacement Parts Association.
NationAir combines the influence of a national brokerage with the personal relationships of a local broker. Founded in 1978, it is one of the country’s oldest and largest aviation insurance brokers. NationAir, headquartered in suburban Chicago, fields representatives in nine locations across the country, with clients in all 50 states and in 30 countries. NationAir works with all major underwriters and has pioneered specialized programs to help the general aviation community reduce risks and operate more safely (www.nationair.com).