XL Group Provides Competitive Aviation Insurance Through Pilatus Pilot Proficiency Program
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - July 16, 2014
XL Group’s Aviation business and the Pilatus Owners Pilots Association’s (POPA) have partnered to offer a 5% “No Claims Bonus” on aviation insurance to all Pilatus PC-12 aircraft who complete the Pilatus Pilot Proficiency Program (PPPP) . According to Eric Donofrio, North America Aviation Manager at XL Group, “Insurers like XL Group value clients that seek continuous training to improve their skills. These pilots take safety and risk management seriously and for us, that makes them a better risk to underwrite. For them, going above and beyond their required annual training translates into more competitive insurance rates such as those we are able to offer POPA members who complete Pilatus’ Proficiency Program.” As part of POPA’s continuing focus on education, PPPP is designed to encourage member pilots to participate in additional training opportunities during the year, thereby improving their flying skills and the safety profile of the PC-12 fleet. Members that complete two knowledge courses, a flight course, and attend POPA’s Annual Convention will be recognized each year with a completion certificate. PPPP training does not take the place of annual Pilatus PC-12 training. The Pilatus PC-12 is a single-engine turboprop passenger and cargo aircraft manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. About the Pilatus Owners & Pilots Association The Pilatus Owners & Pilots Association (POPA, pronounced PO’PA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the interests of owners and pilots worldwide who fly Pilatus Aircraft. To learn more, visit pilatusowners.org About XL Group plc’s Insurance Operations XL Group plc’s insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL as their partner. To learn more, visit xlgroup.com/insurance About XL Group plc XL Group plc (NYSE: XL), through its subsidiaries, is a global insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. XL is the company clients look to for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit xlgroup.com XL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc’s insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries.
Christine WeirskyCommunication Director, North America