Look who’s talking… Drones

March 31, 2017

| 31 March 2017

ITOO’s Bryan Verpoort, who has been in the insurance industry for many valuable years, will be speaking at the Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA) Insurance Forum taking place next week, 5th April

In a media release by the Civil Aviation Authority, they state that A review of the South African Aircraft Register over a 12-month period shows a dramatic increase in the number of registered remotely piloted aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, from 216 in January 2016, to 465 in January 2017.

Realising the importance and need for insurance for these drone operators, Bryan and ITOO developed the first stand-alone commercial drone insurance product to the South African insurance market.

The South African Civil Aviation Authority is clamping down on rogue Commercial Drone operators who have or are currently flouting the Civil Aviation Act.” Says Bryan.

 Bryan will also explain why these operators are uninsurable, notwithstanding that they may have practical flight experience. He will also address local dispensation for foreign operators and the 5 phase process in becoming operationally compliant.

The forum will be taking place at the Norton Rose Fulbright Auditorium in Johannesburg.

Read the full Civil Aviation Article here