About Us

Aviation Insurance Australia has grown to be Australia’s largest independent aviation insurance broker because:

Expertise in broking and underwriting practices

  • Ian has specialist expertise in broking and underwriting practices, having worked also in London and South Africa for a global broker, and as State Manager for a major insurance underwriter. International connections are still maintained.

Knowledge of how markets work

  • Ian has a thorough knowledge of how markets work. AIA’s independence and negotiating leverage enable its client partners to receive the most flexible approach AND the most competitive premium. Policies are tailored to suit each client.

An active affinity with the aviation community

  • Both Ian and his colleagues Chris Stainer and Dylan Jones have pilot licences and have developed an active affinity with the aviation community. They can relate readily to current situations – their office is at a major general aviation airport, not in the middle of some city. Isn’t it easier to deal with people who know what’s going on?


  • AIA’s communication is concise and to the point, eliminating time-wasting verbiage spewed from word processors. Timeliness and a sense of urgency are paramount.

On call 24 hours a day 7 days a week

  • The client’s judgement of a broker’s real service arises with its expeditious handling of a query or a claim. Ian and his team know that this is what insurance is all about, so they place themselves on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.