5-Mar-2013 Source: USAIG
USAIG is once again keeping safety at the forefront with recent additions to the Performance Vector program, and the January 1 launch of AeroComp by USAIG, a workers’ compensation program. USAIG is a leading provider of insurance to the aviation and aerospace industries.
Performance Vector acknowledges and focuses on the fact that the great majority of aviation accidents can be attributed to human factors. Its valuable, forward-looking safety support portfolio helps minimize operational errors.
Individual training program options have increased from three to five. They now include a 200-level Pilot Reliability Certification (PRC) and reimbursement for industry-recognized Line Service Training Programs to complement pre-existing 100-level PRC, Maintenance Reliability Certification and Z-Coach fatigue management e-learning courses. Policyholders preferring a group training format can now choose the “Contemporary Human Factors” or the new “Mind-Body Link to Safety” webinar series. Subscription program options have also expanded. PRISM Essential and PRISM Pro SMS services are available to help optimize operators’ Safety Management Systems, and the System for Aircrew Fatigue Evaluation (SAFE) Tool has been added. SAFE Tool software continually evaluates flight schedules with advanced algorithms and displays fatigue risk on an intuitive color-coded display, so managers can visualize it and examine “what if” alternatives to find best strategies to minimize this NTSB “top-ten-list” risk.
“We constantly seek new opportunities to strengthen our clients’ existing safety programs,” explains Paul Ratté, USAIG’s director of aviation safety programs. “Performance Vector is available to any USAIG-insured operator of turbine-powered aircraft, and is highly applicable to helicopter operators.”
AeroComp also enhances loss control, through its inclusion of Liberty Mutual’s SafetyNetTM services and access to Performance Vector programs for eligible AeroComp customers.
Visit USAIG any time during the show at booth N1916 to meet their team of aviation insurance and safety experts. Mr. Ratté will give presentations about Performance Vector and USAIG’s other safety initiatives Tuesday, March 5, at 2:30 pm and Wednesday, March 6, at 10:15 am. And follow USAIG on Twitter @USAIG_CAIG.
United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG) provides a full spectrum of coverage options for owners, operators, manufacturers and maintainers of corporate, private and commercial aircraft. This U.S.-based insurance pool was founded in 1928 by World War I pilots and businessmen David Beebe and Reed Chambers. In its efforts to remain the world’s leading aviation underwriting company, USAIG constantly innovates to deliver unique aviation insurance products and services. That includes introducing the industry’s first science-based, risk-reducing fatigue-management solution. USAIG is managed by the United States Aviation Underwriters, Inc. (USAU), which is headquartered in the New York City financial district and maintains the industry’s largest network of underwriting and field claims offices. USAU’s wholly owned subsidiary, Toronto-based Canadian Aviation Insurance Managers (CAIM) manages the Canadian Aircraft Insurance Group (CAIG) insurance pool. USAIG is a sub