Thursday 13th September 2018
The use of MOGAS and the need to be effectively insured requires your positive attention. Make sure that; if you use MOGAS, it’s use is covered on your Aircraft Insurance Policy. Recently some policies which used to cover for MOGAS, no longer routinely offer the cover. Challenge any omission with your insurance broker if appropriate. Make sure you have the MOGAS usage risk covered. Your broker would want you to cover to your expectation. Unless your renewing insurance agreement wording has deleted all references fuel and permitted aircraft use by licensing authority, you ought be cautious.
One renewal OFFER recently seen carried the following statement:
The Policy wording no longer contains the previous extension relating to the use of Civil Aviation Authority approved automotive (MOGAS) or any other approved alternative and the uplifting of such fuel from places other than airfield installations in accordance with the Civil Aviation requirements, due to the Civil Aviation no longer having jurisdiction over that...........;
And a reminder of what it used to say:
Notwithstanding anything contained in Xxxxxx Applicable to All Sections to the contrary, it is agreed that in lieu of AVGAS the Insured may use automotive fuel (MOGAS) or any other approved alternative, provided that it is approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (or any equivalent authority) for the aircraft concerned. The Insured may also uplift such fuel from places other than airfield installations provided that it is in accordance with the Civil Aviation Authority (or any equivalent authority) requirements.
If in doubt ask the broker!
Posted by Bob Hitchcock. Remove from Front Page November unless superseded.