Il crash della Ethiopian Airlines potrebbe battere il record di risarcimenti per la riassicurazione non bellica

I risarcimenti legati alla responsabilità civile relativi al crash dell’Ethiopian Airlines e del velivolo Boeing 737 MAX 8 potrebbe costituire il più grande sinistro per la riassicurazione di aeronautica non bellica sull’annotazione, che peserà sul profitto dei riassicuratori, ha detto il broker di riassicurazione Willis Re.
Mentre il luogo dell’incidente e le scatole nere sono oggetto di indagine, il 737 MAX 8 è stato messo a terra in tutto il mondo come misura precauzionale e i regolatori stanno intensificando le azioni per migliorare la sicurezza aerea, mentre Boeing sta effettuando un aggiornamento software al sistema di controllo di volo automatizzato dell’aereo.
Le richieste di risarcimento per la perdita di vite umane e in relazione agli aerei rimasti a terra potrebbero ammontare a circa un miliardo di dollari, ha detto a Reuters James Vickers, presidente di Willis Re International, una grossa somma per il mercato della riassicurazione aeronautica che è “molto piccolo e molto, molto, molto specializzato”.

Liability claims related to the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft could be the largest non-war aviation reinsurance claim on record, hitting reinsurers’ profitability, reinsurance broker Willis Re said.
The crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 on March 10 killed 157 passengers and crew, the second deadly crash involving a Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 airliner in five months.

As the crash site and black boxes are investigated, the 737 MAX 8 has been grounded worldwide as a precautionary measure and regulators are stepping up action to improve air safety while Boeing is carrying out a software upgrade to the plane’s automated flight control system.
Liability claims for the passengers’ loss of life and in relation to the grounded aircraft could total around a billion dollars, James Vickers, chairman of Willis Re International, told Reuters by phone, a large sum for the aviation reinsurance market which Vickers said was “very small and very, very specialist.”
Reinsurers help insurers share the cost of large claims, in return for part of the premium.
The losses could erode three to four years of aviation reinsurers’ premium in the “global excess of loss” category of reinsurance, Willis Re said on Monday in its summary of reinsurance activity at the key April 1 renewal date.
In excess of loss reinsurance, the insurers are on the hook for the first part of the claim, and reinsurers only pay out on claims above a certain level.
The world’s biggest reinsurers include European firms Munich Re, Swiss Re and Hannover Re, U.S. billionaire global investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and companies operating in the Lloyd’s of London market.
British insurer Global Aerospace led a consortium of insurers and reinsurers providing cover for Boeing.

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