FLIGHTS Co., Ltd., which operates a drone service business, announced that it will start operating “WEB subscription type drone insurance” in June in partnership with Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. This service is the first in Japan to be a web-based drone insurance that supports multiple drone manufacturers.
<p>Features of “WEB subscription type drone insurance”
- Supports multiple manufacturers in each industry
- Complete subscription on the WEB
- Thorough customer support
- Simultaneous provision of safety training when purchasing insurance
Aircraft insurance (movement insurance)
, damage due to maneuvering mistakes
, fire, lightning, etc.
, water leakage, submersion
, aircraft collection / search
, alternative aircraft rental costs
, overseas damage
compensation insurance (facility liability insurance)
, personal liability
・ Objective compensation
・ Infringement of personality rights
・ Guarantee of borrower who is renting a drone
See the press release below for details
FLIGHTS Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Shuhei Togeshita), which operates a drone service business for industry, has partnered with Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Shinichi Hirose) However, the operation of “WEB subscription type drone insurance” (drone-hoken.jp/, hereinafter, this service) will start in June. This service is the first in Japan to be a web-based drone insurance that supports multiple drone manufacturers.
Features of “WEB subscription type drone insurance”
1. Supports multiple manufacturers in each industry
Drone aircraft specialized for each industry are manufactured in response to growing needs for drones in civil engineering, agriculture, inspection and other industries. This service supports major aircraft in each industry. For example, in the agricultural field, we provide aircraft insurance for “DJI Agras MG-1”, “XAIR CRAFT P20 V3”, and “FLIGHTS FLIGHTS-AG”.
2. Complete subscription on the WEB
This service completes the procedure from subscription procedure to payment and accident report on the WEB, minimizing the trouble on the user side.
3. Thorough customer support
Tokio Marine & Nichido Agency ACF, which has been working to popularize drone insurance since the dawn of drones, will take charge of customer support, and will utilize its knowledge of drone insurance support to provide prompt and appropriate support for solving emergency problems.
4. Provide safety training at the same time when purchasing insurance
Under this insurance, the insured is required to take a drone safety course online at the time of enrollment. The purpose is to help reduce the trouble / accident rate by correctly disseminating the minimum necessary items when operating a drone.
Background of providing this service
The size of the drone business in Japan is estimated to be 93.1 billion yen in FY2018, and will reach 507.3 billion yen in FY2024 (about 5.4 times that of FY2018), which is a market that is expected to grow rapidly. *
According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the number of applications for flight permits for unmanned aerial vehicles was 3061 in FY2018 (April to December), which is nearly three times higher than in FY2016.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism provided information on 55 accidents and troubles in FY2016 and 63 cases in FY2017. In addition to troubleshooting, it is necessary to create an environment where drone users can receive a guarantee in the unlikely event of a problem.
- Source: Impress Research Institute “Drone Business Survey Report 2019”
Insurance items covered by “WEB subscription type insurance”
Airframe insurance (movable property insurance)
In preparation for risks such as damage to the aircraft due to an accident or the need to search for the aircraft, we have prepared three insurance plans according to the coverage contents of the “Light Plan, Standard Plan, Overseas Plan” and the difference in coverage area. I will.
Liability insurance (facility liability insurance)
In preparation for compensation for damages to people and objectives, we support payment limits of up to 1 billion yen, and as “light plan, standard plan, overseas plan”, 9 insurance plans according to payment limit, compensation content, and compensation area Is available.
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. Comment
We have supported the challenge of FLIGHTS Co., Ltd. to create a society where many people can use drones safely and securely, and together we have built a WEB subscription type drone insurance system. We hope that FLIGHTS Co., Ltd. will provide “safety” and our insurance will provide “safety”, and that drones will become more widespread.
FLIGHTS Co., Ltd. Comment
I feel that the need for drone insurance is increasing in the drone industry, which has passed the dawn of the dawn and has begun social demonstrations in each industry. This service handles not only current drone aircraft specialized for each industry, but also new aircraft after that, so I think that the domestic drone insurance coverage rate will be as close to 100% as possible. We hope that this service will help the drone-based society so that drones can be accepted by the world with peace of mind.
TEL: 03-6411-4873 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / HP: https://drone-hoken.jp/
Overview of FLIGHTS Co., Ltd.
Our company focuses on video, civil engineering, agriculture, and inspection, and develops drone “operation agency, in-house production support, aircraft / system development, sales, and inspection” services.
Location: 1-9-2 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0001 TOKYO YB Building 2F
Representative: Shuhei Togeshita Established:
March 4, 2016
Capital: 362,245,322 yen (including capital reserve)