Risk Management & Insurance


UC Insurance

Falcon 2000S jet airplane

Aviation Commercial General Liability

The University’s Aviation Commercial General Liability insurance policy provides coverage for loss arising from aviation operations, including use and/or ownership of airport and helipad premises.

Non-Owned Aircraft Liability

The University’s Non-owned Aircraft Liability insurance policy provides coverage for loss arising from the use of non-owned aircraft (chartered, rented aircraft), employee owned aircraft flown on UC business and non-owned unmanned aerial systems (drones).

Owned Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Liability

The University’s Owned UAS Liability insurance policy provides coverage for liability arising out of the use of drones owned by the Regents. To be covered the UAS must meet, at a minimum, the following criteria: (1) 55 lbs. or less in weight, (2) operate within line of sight of operator, (3) operate below 400 ft., (4) cannot fly with 5 miles of an airport without the permission of airport authorities, and (5) must be operated in accordance with Federal laws and regulations and on behalf of and sanctioned by the Board of Regents.

Employees and students who operate University UASs for research and educational activities must register University drones with the FAA and the UC Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft System Safety. Go to UC Unmanned Aerial Systems for information on how to register University-owned UASs.

Go to UCSB: Unmanned Aerial Systems for information about the Approval Process for UCSB UAS Flight Operations.