The Independent Fixed Base Operators Association (Ifboa) announced last month that it has now surpassed the 500-member-company mark. Founded in 2006, the group includes FBO operators, flight schools, repair stations and aircraft management and sales firms among its ranks.
Newly hired general aviation industry workers are most at risk for suffering on-the-job injuries, according to a study released recently by United States Aviation Underwriters (USAU). In an attempt to categorize the areas where most injuries and worker-compensation claims occur in the GA industry, USAU studied the last 10 years of insurance claims from its clients.
Travelers’ aviation unit last month introduced a new workers compensation insurance program for corporate flight departments. According to the company, its aviation workers compensation program will provide “top-quality workers compensation coverage” for general aviation flight departments–including pilots, ground crew and administrative staff–to help keep rising loss cost trends under control.