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Axis Insurance acquires specialist broker

June 17, 2022 by Jason Contant

One of British Columbia’s largest brokerages, Axis Insurance Managers, has completed its acquisition of BMG Insurance Brokers, a Western Canada-based brokerage that specializes in aviation and aerospace risks. Vancouver-based Axis completed the acquisition of privately-owned BMG Aviation Ltd. (doing business

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How airlines can be exposed to personal injury lawsuits

January 27, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Slips and falls are not just an exposure for property managers and landlords. They are also a concern for aviation insurers. “Generally, aviation insurers are exposed to liability claims from passengers both while they are inside the airplane and also

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Search ends for crashed float plane in Labrador

August 14, 2019 Holly McKenzie-Sutter - THE CANADIAN PRESS

JOHN’S, N.L. – The lengthy search for a downed float plane and its three missing passengers has been suspended, and officers who took part in the rescue effort have left the Labrador lake where the plane crashed last month, the

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Fatal commercial float plane crash in Labrador lake


ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A search is underway for four people missing after a float plane crashed into a Labrador lake on Monday, killing three of the occupants. Jean Tremblay, president of the small Quebec airline that owns the plane,

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Drone collisions on radar of risk managers

February 15, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

A recent collision between a passenger plane and a drone has prompted Canada’s airplane accident investigation agency to warn of the risk of flying drones near airports. “The use of drones near an aerodrome or within controlled airspace poses a

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Death rate on Canadian fishing vessels a ‘disturbing statistic,’ warns Transportation Safety Board

July 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The number of aviation accidents reported to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada during the year ending March 31 was nearly 20% lower than the 10-year average, but still “not enough has been done” to reduce the risk of collisions

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Boeing 777 destroyed at Dubai was attempting to pull up and go around: UAE civil aviation authority

September 6, 2016 Adam Schreck - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A preliminary report released Tuesday into last month’s Emirates airliner crash landing in Dubai found that the pilot attempted to take off again after briefly touching down, and that the plane ultimately hit the runway

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TSB releases proceedings on transportation safety summit

August 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Flow of risk-related information in an organization depends in part on “effective safety management processes,” the Transportation Safety Board of Canada noted in a release Thursday. TSB, which investigate incidents involving aviation, marine, rail and pipelines, announced Thursday the release