August 31, 2005
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the AOPA Insurance Agency (AOPAIA) is helping aircraft owners in the affected areas.
"As of Wednesday, we'd already handled about 20 claims from affected members in Florida and Louisiana," said Greg Sterling, AOPAIA executive vice president and general manager. "We know that many of our members are also dealing with catastrophic damage to homes, automobiles, boats, and more. It's our job to take the hassle of out their aircraft insurance claim, so they can concentrate on more important matters."
Fortunately many owners avoided damage to their aircraft by relocating it out of the storm's path. AOPA members insured with AIG Aviation's policy with Hurricane Protection Coverage may be eligible for reimbursement for costs they incurred in relocating their aircraft.
For those who will need to file a claim, here are some helpful tips from last year's Hurricane Charley.
Members can contact AOPAIA at 800/622-AOPA (2672) or online at www.aopaia.com with questions or to file a claim.
August 31, 2005
Continuing significant orders to the training market shows that Piper Aircraft is making progress in its three-year plan to gain market share in that competitive arena.
L-3 Aviation Products plans to join the general aviation ADS-B world with its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System. The new products will be “specifically tailored to fit the panel and budget of today’s general aviation aircraft and pilots,” said Larry Riddle, vice president of sales and marketing.
It was a big day for the newly resurrected Mooney International Corp. Mooney president Jerry Chen handed over the keys to the first airplane to roll out of the Kerrville, Texas, manufacturer’s newly reactivated factory site.
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