Coverdrone Introduces New UAV Insurance Policy Features

Published: 10 Dec 2018 | Author: Mike Rees

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Coverdrone, a provider of specialist insurance cover for commercial and recreational users of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), has announced the launch of new features for the company’s drone insurance policies.

Drone insurance is now available in a range of flexible policy periods from one day to one year, as well as all possible time periods in between; and for the first time, annual policies are now available to recreational drone users. Policyholders now have the ability to make changes to their cover at any time, via the website.

Commercial clients will automatically be issued with Aviation Authority registration forms, previously only provided once a client had purchased a policy.

Coverdrone is now offering free flight examination cover for clients taking flight examinations with any NQE within the UK. Once registered, clients will be able to obtain a free flight examination policy, liability only, for either themselves or anybody that may be training within their business.

Coverdrone’s FlySafe app, previously exclusive to Coverdrone clients, is now available for all users as a free download. The Flysafe app allows users to log drone flights, thereby giving other operators visibility of their whereabouts. The app provides essential features to assist operators with varying levels of experience, and includes a range of safety data to help with flying decisions, such as environmental conditions, flying restrictions, safety hazards and more. Airspace maps are also accessible to help plan a flight.

Andrew Heath, Director of Coverdrone, commented: “We have developed and invested heavily into our IT system to give us the capability to offer more flexibility than ever before which establishes our commitment to the drone industry. In expanding into the recreational market, with eleven years of commercial drone insurance experience on our side, we believe Coverdrone can offer a service and platform that is currently unavailable to this market.”