Dronedesk and FlyCovered partner to offer discounted services to commercial drone operators

Dronedesk and FlyCovered have entered a partnership to deliver exceptional value insurance and efficient operations planning to commercial drone operators.

The new partnership gives Dronedesk users access to discounts of up to 20% on the
already competitively priced cover from aviation insurance specialist, FlyCovered.
And both new and existing customers of FlyCovered will have access to a 20%
discount on Dronedesk’s Pro plan.

Commenting on the partnership, Dorian Ellis, Founder of Dronedesk, said: “I’m delighted to be working with FlyCovered. They’re a relatively new player in the commercial drone insurance field but they bring with them a wealth of experience in the manned aviation insurance arena. I’ve been hugely impressed with their approach; offering three really innovative and comprehensive levels of cover at very attractive price points.”

The Dronedesk web application provides commercial drone operators with an intuitive and fully integrated suite of business admin and flight planning tools. It enables pilots to plan every flight efficiently, helps guide them to be compliant, and encourages fully risk-assessed operations with the ability to record everything securely in the cloud and in line with CAA guidelines.

This risk planning and mitigation capability, along with other aspects of the system,
such as NOTAM reporting, hourly weather forecasts, site planning maps and checklists, means that operators using Dronedesk should be amongst the safest in the skies.

Ian Grant, product development director at Covered Insurance which developed FlyCovered drone and aviation insurance said “We’re excited to be working with Dronedesk as we can see how well regarded the system is by professional drone operations across the UK.”

Ian continued “We know that Dronedesk users are operators who take a responsible
approach to flying. The auditability of the system provides a high degree of assurance and so enables us to offer users this discounted cover.”

FlyCovered offers 3 commercial drone insurance policies:-

Pay as You Fly Annual 24/7 cover for your equipment plus 30 days in-flight cover included. Buy additional in-flight days from £2.94 a day with the guarantee no matter
how many days you fly you will never pay more than the annual premium we quoted you.

Annual Cover. Your flights, drones and equipment are covered 24/7. In-flight cover includes physical damage or loss of drones, unintentional fly-aways and mid-air collisions. All equipment is covered for theft and accidental damage in-transit or storage.

Liability Only. Fully flexible third public liability cover. Covers your accidental damage to property, or to a member of the public, whilst the insured drone is in flight and being operated commercially.

You can cover up to 10 drones and unlimited pilots on one policy. Any drone valued up to £100,000, liabilities up to £50,000,000, cover is Worldwide and includes night operations, flights over water and other hazardous locations. Out of flight equipment cover is included as standard and you can optionally cover your digital assets, malicious acts and alternative equipment hire costs.

All policies are through Lloyds of London, are EC785/2004 compliant and are designed and underwritten by leading aviation insurers Tokio Marine Kiln. All claims are handled through their 24/7 claims helpline.

The FlyCovered policy is offered and administered by 3XD Ltd. 3XD is part of Global Risk Partners Limited (GRP), one of the UK’s top three insurance intermediary groups.