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U.S. company launches cloud for insurance, brings drone platform to p&c sector

June 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

California-based Kespry is moving deeper into vertical markets with its formal entry into the insurance sector south of the border. The move follows extensive field tests and insurance-specific improvements designed together with customers and industry leaders, reports the aerial intelligence

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Transport Canada launches drone safety initiatives, including online incident-reporting tool

December 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Transport Canada announced on Wednesday that it has launched a number of initiatives aimed at drone safety, including a “new incident-reporting tool to keep Canadians safe from reckless drone use.” Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West and parliamentary

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Copycat terrorists could use drones to attack planes, intelligence report warns

December 5, 2016 Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Publicity about near-misses between drones and passenger aircraft might give terrorists ideas about how to take down a plane, a federal intelligence report warns. The Transport Canada report obtained by The Canadian Press also suggests small unmanned aerial

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Investigators can’t identify object that caused Porter plane’s evasive moves

November 25, 2016 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Federal transportation investigators say they are unable to identify an airborne object that caused a Toronto-bound plane to take evasive manoeuvres that left two flight attendants with minor injuries. A Porter Airlines flight en route from Ottawa to

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Two hurt in mid-flight as Porter Airlines plane evades suspected drone

November 14, 2016 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Two crew members of a Porter Airlines flight en route from Ottawa to Toronto were slightly injured Monday when a plane was forced to take evasive action to avoid a mid-flight collision with what is suspected to have

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Industry must more effectively harness potential of satellite, drone and aerial technologies: Guy Carpenter’s head of cat planning & response

September 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Advances in the development of “visual intelligence” based on multiple data sources, including satellite imagery and drone footage, have the potential to significantly enhance claims and catastrophe response processes and underwriting decision making when companies harness that potential effectively, according

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Frank Cowan introduces drone endorsements for liability and property policies

August 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Frank Cowan Company announced on Friday that its liability and property policies can now be enhanced with endorsements to cover drones. The Princeton, Ont.-based managing general agent said in a statement that the drone/unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) coverage “is intended

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String of wildfires in British Columbia believed to be arson, BC Wildfire Service says

May 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Investigators with the BC Wildfire Service and provincial natural resource officers have found evidence to suggest at least 10 separate wildfires in three distinct areas have been deliberately set. Extra conservation officers have been brought in to help with the

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Drone collision with jet highlights growing aviation danger

April 18, 2016 Jill Lawless - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON – A collision between a British Airways passenger jet and a drone over London has left the plane undamaged but the aviation industry deeply shaken. British police and air accident authorities were investigating Sunday’s incident, in which an Airbus

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Overland flood coverage currently top product development priority: OMIA CEO

March 31, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

With the increased risk appetite for new or expanded products among mutual insurers, overland flood coverage is the number one product development priority, John Taylor, president and CEO of the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association (OMIA), said Thursday during its Annual

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Federal government successfully tests drones for icebreaking operations

March 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Canada announced on Wednesday that it has successfully tested drones to assess its potential to support icebreaking operations. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), Transport Canada, the National Research Council and the Royal Canadian Navy said in a

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ISO introduces drone insurance coverage options for commercial inland marine market

March 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

ISO announced on Monday that it is preparing for the “potential rise and fall of commercial drones” with new inland marine insurance forms to help protect businesses from the costs of such potential crashes, including damage to the drones, their