Make sure you have the right plan and the right insurance for implementing drone operations
“Recently the Federal Aviation Administration said that by 2021 the domestic [hobbyist] use of drones in the US will grow from 1.1 million to 3.6 million and that commercial use will grow from 42,000 to almost 442,000,” Sordon says. “One of the drivers is that drones are being used for the ‘triple D’ jobs – dirty, dull, or dangerous.
Simon Hooper, QBE’s aviation underwriter, says a lot of companies don’t have a good understanding of aviation regulations and operations. “There might be a civil engineer who brings a drone in to work and says, ‘Look at this, boss. It’s amazing.’ The manager rings and asks if they can take out public liability cover. That rings alarm bells because it shows they haven’t done any research. They don’t need public liability; they need aviation third-party liability cover.”