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Non-Critical Manufacturers’ Products Liability

Berkley Aviation is flying into our second decade of operations by expanding our product offerings with the ability to write Non-Critical Manufacturers’ Products Liability. We are excited with our new line of business which helps us offer more to our brokers and their clients. We have many years of experience in this class as underwriters and are very keen to build out a portfolio of manufacturers to support our aviation community.

We can offer limits up to $100m with grounding liability maxed at $50m. It will be underwritten on StarNet Insurance Company paper which has one of the highest financial ratings in the aviation insurance community (AM Best A+ XV). It is admitted in all 50 states. Our target risks will be:

  • Raw material manufacturers
  • Parts manufacturers
  • Sub-component manufacturers

Risks will be evaluated based on their criticality to flight.  We will not be offering coverage for engine or airframe manufacturers, propeller or rotorblade manufacturers, structural fuselage or wing manufacturers.

Shel Huston, Senior Vice President, is spearheading this product line for us.  However, we would want the brokers to contact their underwriter who will be the point person on each risk for our distribution partners.

Please contact your underwriter for questions or email me, Jason Niemela, or Shel Huston.

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