Willis IATA AAPA Asia Pacific Aviation Insurance Conference – “Meet and Assist”

Dear All

Garuda have very kindly arranged for a “Meet and Assist Service” for those who are arriving in Jakarta and require some assistance with regard to obtaining their visa and passing through Immigration. This facility will cost IDR270,000 per person and can be paid either in advance or on arrival at the holding area in the airport. This charge does not include the cost of the visa which is USD25 or IDR280,000. For this you will get:

• Greet guests upon exiting aeroplane

• Expedite through immigration lines

• Greet guests after customs

• Assist with luggage retrieval

• Escort guest to holding area prior to boarding coaches to the Mulia.

• Welcome drinks to be served in holding area.

If you wish to take up this offer we will need the following information:

1. Name

2. Nationality

3. Passport details e.g. Number, expiry date, where issued

4. Arrival Details

If you do not wish to take up this offer you can make your own way to the holding area to take advantage of the coaches laid on by Garuda. There will be signs/banners to show where you need to go to get to the holding area/coaches. Garuda staff will be on hand to provide directions. If this is the option you choose please would you let me have time of flight and flight number of your arrival.

If you are coming into Jakarta any other day than 5th March and have not pre-booked your car from the hotel, may we suggest that you only take the “Silverbird Taxis” as they are safe and reliable.

We look forward to seeing you there.

WILLIS IATA AAPA Asia Pacific Aviation Insurance Conference in Jakarta

Dear Friends

WILLIS IATA AAPA Asia Pacific Aviation Insurance Conference in Jakarta

Tuesday 5 March – Friday 8 March 2013 at the Hotel Mulia Senayan Jakarta

We are delighted to announce that next year’s Willis IATA AAPA Asia Pacific Aviation Insurance Conference will be held in Jakarta where the Official Host Airline will be Garuda Indonesia. Following on from past gatherings, most recently in Hong Kong earlier this year, this Conference remains the pre-eminent Aviation Insurance Conference in the industry calendar where all those involved with Aviation Insurance, Aviation Safety and related areas have the opportunity to attend. Indonesia’s vibrant economy and its burgeoning domestic airline sector presents us with a most credible backdrop to hold this valuable forum.

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LEGISLATIVE CHANGES TO AUSTRALIAN AVIATION LIABILITY LAW PASSED

On 27 November 2012 the Australian Parliament passed the Aviation Legislation Amendment (Liability and Insurance) Bill 2012, which introduces important changes to the airline passenger and surface damage liability regimes in Australia. The Bill will commence as an Act of Parliament once it has received Royal Assent, which is expected in the next day or so.

Key Changes

  • Increase of Liability Limit for Passenger Claims from A$500,000 to A$725,000 (unbreakable limit).
  • Requirement for carriers to increase the amount of passenger liability insurance to A$725,000 for commercial domestic flights.
  • Passenger claims for Pure Nervous Shock Excluded from Domestic Carriage.
  • Exclusion of Nervous Shock Claims for Surface Damage Liability (‘eye witness claims’) unless person has suffered additional personal injury or property damage.
  • The right to claim contributory negligence and to seek contribution from other parties in Surface Damage claims under the Damage by Aircraft Act.

Timeframe for Implementation – Impact on Current Insurance Policies

One issue is the effect of the increase in the liability limit on current policies. The standard London insurance market endorsement (AVN57A (Aus)) wording may mean that an Insurer’s level of cover is automatically increased from A$500,000 to A$725,000 when the changes take effect. This is despite Insurers not having had the opportunity to rate the risk based on the higher limit of liability at the time of writing the policy.

The Department of Transport and Infrastructure is aware of the problem and has proposed an implementation date of 31 March 2013 to reduce the effect on current policies. At the latest, the changes have to take effect within 6 months of Royal Assent.