Kiln offers discounted cover for unmanned aerial craft

The solar-powered Boeing SolarEagle droneKiln has partnered with aviation training specialist Resource UAS to offer reduced pricing on hull and liability covers for remote piloted aerial crafts.

The insurer will provide a 15% discount on combined cover, and a 10% discount on standalone hull and liability products to clients holding a remote pilot qualification for small vehicles from the UK-based training company, which is accredited by the UK’s civil aviation authority to assess pilot competency.

Originally designed for military purposes, Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems are increasingly being used for commercial purposes, including filming, aerial inspection and surveying.

Jay Wigmore, aviation underwriter at Kiln said: “We recognise the value proficient training brings to underpin the safe operation of RPAS, which are increasingly being used within a broad range of industry sectors.

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