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Our Focus

Working to address your unique profile of exposures, we are professionals who will deliver-tailored insurance solutions and programs and general risk management support to our clients, working as part of their team in managing day to day business needs and exposures.

Contact one of our specialized team member within the Aviation & Aerospace Practice Group and let us know how we can help you today.

Commercial Aircraft Operations

We work diligently to ensure that exposures are identified and carefully addressed – including the potential for first party and third party damages that are unavoidable in today’s complex aviation workspace.

We are experienced with all types of aircraft and aircraft operations – airline, fixed wing and helicopters – offering services in areas including but not limited to scheduled & charter passenger operations, cargo transport, specialized arctic operations, heli-skiing & tourism, firefighting & air tanker operations, aerial film & photography, search & rescue, logging, survey & surveillance, flight training, industrial aid & executive transportation, and air medical transport amongst others.

Aerospace Maintenance, Manufacturing & Repair

The complexities associated with manufacture, support, and servicing in the aviation & aerospace workspace are vast, with a significant potential liabilities exposing companies and individuals to a level of financial exposure far greater than many other industries. These unique exposures extend to include aviation manufacturers producing critical and non-critical components, aircraft maintenance and repair, airport and fixed base operators, refuelling operations including mobile providers and tank farms, and aircraft/parts sales, to name a few.

We have the knowledge, experience and market access to develop and secure an insurance program designed to address your distinctive piece of the aviation world.

Airline & Regional Carriers

Structured to support your unique profile of exposures and insurance & risk management needs, we are professionals focused on delivering effective, tailored aviation insurance solutions and programs. Our service team will deliver to you unparalleled support each and every day, including expert review of insurance related provisions in all pertinent aircraft lease or finance agreements, as well as other customer and supplier contracts.

We are experienced with all types of airline operations, international, national and & regional carriers, operating narrow-bodied and wide-bodied aircraft, or helicopters offering scheduled and charter passenger operations and cargo services.

Private & Pleasure Aircraft

Whether you own, borrow, or rent a privately operated aircraft, we can deliver comprehensive and affordable hull and liability coverage, critical for protection of your fixed wing, rotor wing, amateur-built, ultralight or kit airplane. With years of experience working with aircraft of any size and configuration, we can also provide additional support in areas such as aircraft financing, lease and rental agreements, and commercial and private flight training.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The unmanned aviation industry is advancing at an unprecedented pace, with opportunity developing rapidly. Built on a foundation of decades of aviation insurance experience, our team recognizes the unique exposures faced by remotely piloted and autonomous aircraft operators. We can provide solutions to address third party labilities and physical damage to the UAV itself, including onboard equipment or payload, with insurance coverages made available for owned and non-owned unmanned aircraft alike.

Marine & Ocean Cargo

Our foundation in managing unique risk exposures, whether on land, in air or at sea, is built on an understanding of the individual interests of each of our clients. With extensive experience in specialty lines, and with access to some of the most well-respected insurers worldwide, our team continues to place emphasis on sourcing and securing quality marine insurance coverages which are competitively priced.

We work with all types of marine risk, with operator clients needing coverage for traditional boats and marine equipment, as well as international and domestic ocean marine & inland cargo, yachts & pleasure craft, marinas, and floating structures including docks, helipads, wharves and piers.


Whether your risk profile demands coverage for its owned or leased assets, third party liabilities, fiduciary obligations or otherwise, our team has the experience to tailor insurance solutions and programs necessary to protect and support your business. While the complete menu of insurance products available is vast, a summary of common coverages is highlighted below.

  • Aircraft Hull
  • Aircraft Liability
  • Airport Operators Liability
  • Aviation Excess Liability
  • Boiler & Machinery
  • Builders’ Risk
  • Commercial & Fleet Automobile
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Completed Operations Liability
  • Contractors’ Equipment
  • Crime & Fraud
  • Cyber & Privacy Liability
  • Directors & Officers Liability
  • Employers’ Liability
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Environmental & Pollution Liability
  • Equipment Breakdown
  • Errors & Omissions Liability
  • Fiduciary Liability
  • Foreign Workers’ Compensation
  • Grounding Liability
  • Host Liquor Liability
  • Hull Deductible
  • Inland Marine
  • Kidnap & Ransom
  • Non-Owned Automobile Liability
  • Office Contents & Equipment
  • Ocean Marine Cargo
  • Personal Injury Liability
  • Piers, Wharves & Docks
  • Pilot Loss of License
  • Premises & Operations Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Property Insurance
  • Spares & Equipment
  • Special Events
  • Storage Tank Liability
  • Surety Bonds
  • Tenants’ Legal Liability
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • War & Political Risks

Our Solutions

Working to address your unique profile of exposures, we are professionals who will deliver-tailored insurance solutions and programs and general risk management support to our clients, working as part of their team in managing day to day business needs and exposures.

Risk Assessment & Exposure Identification

We pride ourselves on maintaining direct and open communication with all of our clients, staying engaged with their businesses and ensuring that they are also involved and informed throughout every step of the insurance and risk review process. We work alongside our clients to provide them with the market intelligence and general day to day support needed to assess evolving exposures in the context of their risk transfer program.

In maintaining respected relationships with the local and international underwriting community, as well as the legal community, we have access to multiple resources to keep our clients informed of industry changes affecting their business.

Contract Support and Document Review

The importance of quality advice and broker support in the early stages of the contract process is considerable, with our senior team respected industry wide as leaders in contract review, noted for their diligence and skill in identifying potential problem areas affecting your insurance and risk profile and subsequently assisting you in negotiating language changes. We work tirelessly to assist with wording to ensure that risks assumed under the contract are identified and deemed acceptable to you and that the coverage requirements and indemnity provisions outlined dovetail with what is commercially insurable in the market.

We are experienced with all forms of contracts typical to business in general and the aviation industry more specifically, including but not limited to aircraft charter agreements, aircraft lease agreements, engine and/or component exchange agreements, maintenance agreements, general supplier agreements, airport agreements and other tenancy agreements. Whilst all forms of contracts may contain language affecting your interests, what appears to be a straightforward lease, exchange or maintenance agreement can be the incredibly onerous, with indemnity provisions often included that are not traditionally acceptable to insurers and that could leave an operator exposed to an uninsured loss.

Claim Management & Advocacy

Our claims performance is the ultimate test of our product and services, and, given the diverse portfolio of business we manage, our staff have extensive experience in handling the most complex of claims. We have supported our clients in the face of the media, resolved multifaceted claims occurring on both the North and South Poles, and supported clients in dealing with sensitive issues both public and private. Given the potentially sensitive nature of any claim in a commercial business or specialty risk environment, effective claim management is critical.

Unlike the large international brokers, our claims advocacy and management functions are not outsourced to third party providers in a different country. As with every aspect of our business, responsibility for reporting and management of claims rests with the very individuals who arrange the insurance program in the first place, and who have the most intimate understanding of our clients’ operations. Our client service team, working collaboratively with the appointed adjuster, will ensure that reporting and disbursement of funds are executed expeditiously.

Peer Group Benchmarking & Industry Intelligence

Determining the ‘correct’ pricing for any individual operation is a product of a number of factors. In addition to evaluating market capacity and loss record, one must also consider peer-group analysis. Monitoring of the market allows us to forecast general rating trends to ensure our clients are making informed decisions.

As one of the most respected independent broking organizations, with direct access to the domestic and international insurance market, we are uniquely positioned to monitor and report on the realities and developments within the insurance community and the possible effects on your business.

Aviation & Aerospace Practice Group

Maureen Crockett
Senior Vice President, Aviation & Aerospace
Phone: 778-653-2424
Email: maureen.crockett@axisinsurance.ca
Brian Julien
Senior Vice President, Aviation & Aerospace
Phone: 825-305-4974
Email: brian.julien@axisinsurance.ca
Erin Leasak
Vice President, Aviation & Aerospace
Phone: 825-305-4973
Email: erin.leasak@axisinsurance.ca
Janice Shomphe
Vice President, Aviation & Aerospace
Phone: 778-653-2423
Email: janice.shomphe@axisinsurance.ca
Matthew Andrews
Account Executive, Aviation & Aerospace
Phone: 778-653-2422
Email: matt.andrews@axisinsurance.ca
Stacey Mazur
Account Manager, Aviation & Aerospace
Phone: 825-305-4972
Email: stacey.mazur@axisinsurance.ca
Diego Santana
Account Administrator, Aviation & Aerospace
Phone: 825-305-4971
Email: diego.santana@axisinsurance.ca
Laura Weich
Account Administrator, Aviation & Aerospace
Phone: 778-653-2421
Email: laura.weich@axisinsurance.ca

Specialized Team Members