Aggressive Insurance now offers a premium discount to the owners and pilots of general aviation aircraft with seatbelt airbags on board.
A new participant in the aviation insurance business, Aggressive offers a 5% credit to the total premium of each aircraft equipped with seatbelt airbags installed according to FAA standards.
“While there is not a great deal of actuarial experience available to support the credit, it simply makes good sense to encourage airplane owners who think this way,” said Aggressive’s President Richard Asprey. “We don’t guarantee or warrant the performance of the equipment itself but, as with automobiles, we feel that owners who take extra measures deserve recognition.”
Just launched in September 2009, Aggressive’s aviation insurance program is available in eight states. The company intends for the program to be nationwide within its first year of operation.
A seatbelt airbag is a self-contained, modular restraint designed to improve occupant protection from serious head-impact injury and to enhance one’s ability to exit the aircraft following an otherwise survivable accident. When the airbag’s sensors detect a crash, an airbag built into the restraint deploys up and away from the seat occupant – unlike automobile airbags which deploy toward the occupant. The FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency rigorously test the devices, which add less than 3 pounds to existing restraint systems.
For more information: 866-424-9511 or AggressiveAviation.com.