Aviation Adjuster, London
Sam Edwards was a highly qualified licenced aircraft engineer before joining Charles Taylor’s aviation loss adjusting team in 2014. He had worked for 23 years on a wide range of aircraft types, ranging from commercial airliners and air cargo transport planes to business jets. His broad experience is the perfect training for his role as an aviation loss adjuster, where an in-depth understanding of aircraft engineering and repair procedures is essential in assessing insurance claims.
Sam took his apprenticeship at Marshall Aerospace in Cambridge, before joining Lynden Air Cargo, where he worked in both Alaska and Singapore, maintaining aircraft. He then joined Monarch, maintaining their fleet and aircraft for third party operators.
His responsibilities as a licenced aircraft engineer would range from performing heavy base maintenance activities in Luton, to recovering aircraft around Europe and attending aircraft on the ground which had suffered a wide range of technical problems. “One day I would be recovering a frozen airliner in the Arctic Circle, the next replacing an engine after a bird strike,” he said.
Sam describes joining Charles Taylor as a brilliant career move. “I have joined an excellent company as part of a loss adjusting team that is very much focused on aviation, combined with the opportunity to learn about insurance. I’ve had great support and guidance in learning how to produce reports for insurers which explain highly complex engineering issues.”