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Carolinas Aviation Museum Acquires “Miracle on the Hudson” Flight 1549 Airframe from Chartis

Dépèche transmise le 25 février 2011 par Business Wire

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Carolinas Aviation Museum today announced that it has acquired the “Miracle on the Hudson” Flight 1549 Airbus A-320 Airframe from Chartis, a world leading property-casualty and general insurance organization.

“Flight 1549 is an internationally recognized aviation icon which represents the highest reaches of human heroics and technological advancement, and is of inestimable historical value to the world”

“Flight 1549 is an internationally recognized aviation icon which represents the highest reaches of human heroics and technological advancement, and is of inestimable historical value to the world,” said Shawn Dorsch, President of the Museum. “Never before has an insurance company preserved an aircraft like this and I think Chartis and their partners should be commended for the foresight they have shown with their visionary contribution to future aviation safety.”

Mark Meyeroff, President of Chartis Aerospace Insurance Services, Inc., said, “Following the second anniversary of the miracle landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson, Chartis and US Airways are pleased to recognize this remarkable rescue effort and achievement in airline safety. Along with our insurance partners, we are delighted to assist in providing this historic aircraft to the Carolinas Aviation Museum so that future generations of air safety experts and aviation enthusiasts can learn from this important chapter in aviation history.”

About the Carolinas Aviation Museum:

Founded in 1992 and located at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the Carolinas Aviation Museum’ mission is to preserve the history of aviation in the Carolinas and educate the society about aviation and its importance to the community.

The Carolinas Aviation Museum is 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of corporate donors and for more information on the Carolinas Aviation Museum, please visit our Website at www.carolinasaviation.org.

About Chartis

Chartis is a world leading property-casualty and general insurance organization serving more than 45 million clients in over 160 countries and jurisdictions. With a 90-year history, one of the industry’s most extensive ranges of products and services, deep claims expertise and excellent financial strength, Chartis enables its commercial and personal insurance clients alike to manage virtually any risk with confidence.

Chartis is the marketing name for the worldwide property-casualty and general insurance operations of Chartis Inc. For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.chartisinsurance.com. All products are written by insurance company subsidiaries or affiliates of Chartis Inc. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions and is subject to actual policy language. Non-insurance products and services may be provided by independent third parties. Certain coverage may be provided by a surplus lines insurer. Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds.

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