Friday, April 3, 2015

If you fly it, they will come insure it

Zurich Canada and UK-headquartered Global Aerospace Underwriting Managers Limited, that is, are interested in making a buck;
Urs Uhlmann, CEO of Zurich Global Corporate Canada said the company’s “customers in Canada will be the first ones around the world to have access to this unique insurance solution, thanks to the sophisticated regulatory environment governing the use of drones in Canada.”
Compared to those dopes in the FAA, eh?
Zurich said it chose Canada as the first country in which to launch drone insurance because “unlike many other countries around the world, the regulatory environment for the commercial use of drones in Canada is quite sophisticated. For example, in the United States, it can be very difficult to obtain a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization and Special Airworthiness Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for any non-military use for a drone.
We're sure correcting this oversight is high on the list of Obama Administration priorities, and we'll straighten up and fly right away.
“By contrast, Transport Canada has laid out very specific guidelines for how to obtain a Special Flight Operating Certificate (SFOC) for commercial drone operations where the weight of the drone exceeds 25 kg, or where the drone weighs between 2.1 and 25 kg but the operation can’t meet all the safety conditions for an SFOC exemption.
The business of the Canadian people is business;
Uhlmann said: “The market for drones is evolving rapidly and more and more companies and industries are taking advantage of the benefits they offer. We see great potential for drones to reduce risk for workers by taking over dangerous tasks, among many other applications. Zurich’s drone insurance package will allow our customers to seize that potential.”
And save money by not insuring people flying planes, but planes flying themselves.

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