Industry insurance provider Global Aerospace has launched an aircraft breakdown assistance program as an additional benefit for its light aircraft operators. According to the company, the new program—supported by maintenance management provider Savvy Aviation—will offer policyholders complimentary 24/7 access to a dedicated toll-free assistance hotline staffed by experienced airframe and powerplant and inspection authorization technicians. For aircraft operators who experience difficulty while away from their primary base, Savvy will diagnose mechanical problems and help owners determine if their aircraft can be flown home.
If repairs are required, they will help locate a local trustworthy maintenance provider and work with them to get the aircraft home safely and quickly. As an added feature, the technical support staff will even review the invoice and advise the customer if it appears to be fair and reasonable for the work performed.
“As a worldwide industry leader, Global Aerospace is proud to join with Savvy Aviation to bring this exciting product to the light aircraft community,” said Rick Underwood, Global’s senior vice president and manager of its Aeroinsure division. “For the very first time, light aircraft owners can link their insurance protection with the peace of mind of breakdown assistance. This combination adds tremendous value at no additional cost for our light aircraft policyholders.”