Overview of FAA Insurance

The Secretary of Transportation under 49 U.S.C. § 44301, et seq., may provide insurance and reinsurance against loss or damage arising out of any risk from the operation of an American aircraft or foreign-flag aircraft. Insurance can be provided on the condition (1) the President determines it is necessary for the continuation of U.S. commercial air service in the interest of air commerce, national defense, or foreign policy, and (2) the Secretary determines insurance is not readily available from insurance companies on reasonable terms. Program authority is effective until September 30, 2014.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Insurance Program provides products that address the insurance needs of the U.S. domestic air transportation industry not adequately met by the commercial insurance market.

The FAA currently is providing war risk insurance under two separate programs; 1) Premium War Risk Insurance, and 2) Non Premium War Risk Insurance.