St. Louis, Mo (PressExposure) November 10, 2009 -- Helicopters offer an alternative to all other forms of aircraft, as their horizontal rotors or propellers can lift the vehicle vertically, allowing for landings and take offs in extremely congested areas. As a result of the aircraft's unique flying methods and the areas that it operates in, insuring helicopters can be complicated and not all aviation insurance companies offer helicopter insurance coverage. Travers and Associates has specialized in helicopter insurance and has been active with helicopter organizations since 1950. Travers and Associates is experienced in developing helicopter insurance programs that are tailored to meet each pilot's or company's needs.
"We can insure virtually any rotorcraft and take the time to understand each customer's operation," said Chris Travers, Sales Manager for Travers and Associates and a third generation aviation insurance agent for the company. "We can provide helicopter pilot insurance for the individual owner operator or for commercial helicopter fleets. With its diverse capabilities, the helicopter has the need for a specialized policy."
Travers and Associates is a member of Helicopter Association International (HAI) and uses its 58 plus years of insuring rotor wing aircraft to negotiate the best helicopter insurance rates and policies for its customers. Travers and Associates offers competitively priced hull and liability insurance to its customers through several of its premier companies.
"Helicopters really changed the aviation industry because of their versatility. From aerial firefighting and emergency medical transport to aerial photography and tourism, helicopters are one of the most useful aircraft out there. However, because of the nature of how the aircraft takes off and lands, and the small size of the hull, there are special considerations when quoting an insurance policy for that type of aircraft. We work with owner operators and commercial companies to determine the aircraft's use to make sure that the helicopter's value is covered in the event of an incident. We bring more than 50 years of experience insuring helicopters to the table every time we insure one," said Chris Travers.
Travers & Associates has claims offices nationwide to help protect pilots and their helicopters. Travers also provides breach of warranty coverage that is accepted by banking institutions for helicopter owners with liens.