Aviation Insurance - classroom

Aviation insurance is a highly specialized field of insurance. AviAssist and insurance brokers have one thing in common: keen to support your aspirations in safety excellence. For that reason, AviAssist has designed this course in conjunction a leading aviation insurance broker. The Course will cover all risks insured in the aviation market place, risk management, aviation law, legal liability, contracts and leasing and claims handling.
Studies of airline, airport, products and manufacturing and air traffic control insurance arrangements are included.


The objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of:

  • Risk and the role of the aviation insurance broker
  • Airline Insurance: Program Structure & Cover
  • Purchasing your program from the insurance community: Strategy & Tactics
  • Influencing factors on risk pricing
  • Promoting your Operational Quality & Safety Excellence to insurers
  • Crisis Management & Business Continuity
  • Risk Management Bursaries
  • Sanctions and the Export Control Order, their impact on the insurance community
  • Hot spots and special operations
  • An introduction to general aviation, business aviation and rotor-wing operations
  • Ground handling and aviation legal liabilities
  • How Insurance functions for airports and service providers
  • Cyber Risk & Insurance
  • Data & Analytics

The course content is based on international best practices. The course will help you build safety excellence performance plans, support your insurance renewals and support your clients and customers.


This fully course requires no prior knowledge of aviation insurance.


The 2024 edition will take place on 18, 19 & 20 September in Johannesburg, South Africa - location to be confirmed. It will take place directly after the Aviation Africa 2024 conference & exhibition in Johannesburg.


This short course is designed for experienced personnel from all parts of the aviation industry. It will be of particular value to aviation lawyers, insurance and risk managers, aviation underwriters and claim managers, airline in-house counsel, safety managers and government officials in the air transport and insurance sectors.

Registration fee

At AviAssist, we are keen to support the recovery from the Corona pandemic. This is why we make an extra effort to keep our courses affordable. In view of that and with extensive sponsoring by WTW, we can keep the course fee for this 2022 edition at US$ 500 for African professionals. This includes a uniquely numbered and named certificate of completion (upon meeting all certification requirements).

PLEASE NOTE there is a maximum number of participants and places are assigned on a 'first come, first served' basis.


A team of highly qualified facilitators from one of the biggest aviation insurance brokerage firms,, will deliver this course, facilitated by the AviAssist Foundation. Your instructors will include:

Simon Knechtli
Managing director




Karim Sfeir
Head of Transformation & Innovation





Tim Vaughan-Edwards
Client manager & analyst





Stephen Peak
Aerospace Risk Management Services Contracts & Leasing

Peer Support training

September 11 | 8:30 am - September 13 | 4:30 pm UTC+0
Greenstone near OR Tamba International Airport, Johannesburg

Aviation Insurance

September 18 | 8:30 am - September 20 | 4:00 pm CAT
AviAssist Safety Promotion Centre – Rwanda