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Section 251-A Notice of insurance coverage in aircraft rental agreements

General Business (GBS)

In addition to the requirements prescribed in section two hundred fifty-one of this article relating to liability of an owner of an aircraft:

  1. Every person who, in the ordinary course of such person's business, rents an aircraft to another person, shall deliver to such renter a written notice stating the nature and extent of insurance coverage provided, if any, for the renter against loss of or damage to the hull of the aircraft, or against liability arising out of the ownership, maintenance or use of the aircraft; such notice shall contain the name of the person giving the notice, and shall be in substantially the following form:

   NOTICE OF INSURANCE COVERAGE

  As a renter of aircraft, you are hereby notified that:

  (1) You (are) (are not) (strike phrase not applicable) insured under a policy or policies of insurance provided by the undersigned and providing liability coverage to renters of aircraft. If coverage is provided, it is in the following amount or amounts: $________________________.

  (a) The above insurance is subject to a deductible amount of $____________________.

  (2) You (are) (are not) (strike phrase not applicable) insured for hull damage to the aircraft. If hull insurance is provided, it is in the amount of $________________.

  (a) The above insurance is subject to a deductible amount of $________________.

  (3) Although insurance may be provided for liability and/or hull coverage, the undersigned's insurance carrier has full rights to subrogate against you for any payments it may be required to make on account of any damage or loss arising out of your operation of the aircraft. It is suggested that you carry insurance to protect you to partially or fully cover this possibility.

   _____________________________

   (Signature of Person or Officer

   of Company Renting Aircraft) Dated_________________, 19_____ (Month) (Day) (Year)

  2. The notice delivered pursuant to subdivision one of this section shall constitute a material part of any rental agreement, and each renter shall give written acknowledgement of receipt of such notice.

  3. Delivery of the above notice to a renter shall cover all future rentals, unless the insurance coverage set forth in the original notice has been reduced or eliminated.

  4. Copies of the notices provided for in subdivision one of this section shall be maintained by the owner for a period of three years from the last date that the renter has rented an aircraft from such owner.

  5. Whoever fails to deliver the notice in accordance with the provisions of subdivision one of this section shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars for a first offense, and not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars for a second or subsequent offense.