McLarens Aviation launches general aviation division in the US

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 28, 2019 09:21

McLarens Aviation launches general aviation division in the US

McLarens Aviation, a provider of survey and loss adjusting services to the global aviation industry, has announced the launch of McLarens General Aviation, a new division offering bespoke loss adjusting services to the US light aircraft market.

A team of adjusters has joined the global aviation specialist to handle domestic, general aviation claims across Continental USA. The move allows McLarens Aviation to significantly expand its existing US operation, which will now operate across a network of 19 strategically located offices, in 13 states. Locations include Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Melbourne (Florida), Miami, Nashville, Newport Beach, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Prescott (Arizona), Sacramento, Seattle, Scottsdale and St. Louis.

The team will be led by Nic Stratta, who joins as Chief Operating Officer. He has over 40 years’ experience working in aviation insurance claims, across a number of major insurance, broking and loss adjusting businesses. Stratta, who will be based in McLarens Aviation’s new Dallas office, will oversee a regional management team that includes David Gourgues, Regional Manager, Eastern Region; Michelle Brown, Regional Manager, Western Region; and Eric Rank, Regional Manager, Central Region – all of whom are seasoned aviation loss adjusting professionals.

Gary Brown, Chief Executive Officer, McLarens: “McLarens continues to deepen its specialty loss adjusting services across our global firm. This focus on the domestic general aviation market shows our commitment to leveraging our existing expertise and expanding capabilities where there is a need in the market. As our firm grows, we’ll look to serve these kinds of niche markets, where our specialised technical expertise is a tangible benefit to our clients.”

Nigel Minett, Managing Director, McLarens Aviation: “General aviation is a distinct area of the market and one that requires a tailored approach to loss adjusting and claims management. The USA is the world’s largest market for light aircraft and is one we’ve been monitoring for some time, so we’re delighted to have Nic and his team on board to help us launch this specialist offering and serve the needs of this market.”

Nic Stratta, Chief Operating Officer, McLarens General Aviation: “The size of our team, level of expertise and ability to offer rapid, local response to incidents across the country, mean that our proposition in this area really is second to none. We see huge potential for growth, particularly with the backing and expertise of McLarens Aviation’s existing US network.”

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 28, 2019 09:21