General Aviation: Liability Insurance Issues and Mitigation of Safety Risks


Jessie Douglas (Editor)

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D
BISAC: TRA002000

A substantial proportion of all domestic aviation accidents and fatalities that occur each year involve general aviation (GA), which includes all aviation except commercial and military. Under federal law, the Secretary of Transportation is responsible for ensuring that commercial air carriers carry liability insurance. However, no such federal requirements exist for GA aircraft owners. In some cases, accidents involving uninsured or underinsured GA aircraft owners have occurred where individuals (passengers or third parties) who incurred losses received little or no compensation. This book examines existing liability insurance requirements for GA aircraft owners; premiums for GA liability insurance; and factors that selected stakeholders cited which should be considered in determining whether to adopt a federal liability insurance requirement. Furthermore, this book discusses the characteristics of and trends in general aviation accidents from 1999 through 2011; and recent actions taken by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve general aviation safety.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. General Aviation: Observations Related to Liability Insurance Requirements and Coverage for Aircraft Owners
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2. General Aviation Safety: Additional FAA Efforts Could Help Identify and Mitigate Safety Risks
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 3. Fact Sheet – General Aviation Safety
Federal Aviation Administration

Chapter 4. NTSB 2015 Most Wanted Transportation Safety Improvements: Prevent Loss of Control in Flight in General Aviation
National Transportation Safety Board


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