Aviation underwriting

As the largest aviation insurer in South Africa, Santam Aviation offers a wealth of experience and diverse expertise ensuring that every aspect of your commercial or private aircraft risk is adequately covered.

Why insure with Santam Aviation?

  • We’re the market leader. Our extensive knowledge in aviation insurance means you get high-quality comprehensive cover for almost any type of aircraft. Our commitment to exceptional service gives you value-added customer support when you need it most.
  • We are knowledgeable, and with over 30 years in the industry, we fully understand your risk profile and insurance needs.
  • We’ve streamlined our administrative and claims processes so you get paid out as quickly as possible.
  • We are financially stable.

We offer a wealth of experience and diverse expertise ensuring that every aspect of your risk is adequately covered. This means that you get peace of mind knowing that your aircraft is financially covered should something go wrong.


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The benefits of insuring with us

Santam is the insurer of choice for millions of South Africans countrywide. We help you be safe and stay safe – everywhere you go. If you need four more reasons to choose Insurance good and proper.

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Our range of insurance solutions

In addition to products for charter operators, private owners and recreational flying, the Santam Aviation solution extends to:

  • Corporate aircraft
  • Experimental aircraft
  • Agricultural aircraft
  • Gliders
  • Rotorwing aircraft
  • Microlights
  • Non-type certified aircraft

Aviation risk solutions

  • Aircraft Hull All Risks, up to an indemnity limit of $1 875 000 (comprehensive or ground risk only cover)
  • Aircraft Hull War Risk, up to an indemnity limit of $1 875 000
  • Third-party legal liability cover and/or third-party and passenger legal liability of up to $15 000 000 (combined single limit)
  • Optional cover can be obtained for excess insurance (pilots, student/private/professional pilots and owners), as well as for aircraft owner's and operator's liability

Contact details


T 011 912 8000
F 011 489 2284

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