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Presentation of the association

Chairman ‘s remark

Nowadays, the APPN insures about 14 000 professional technical flight personnel in France
and abroad, 60 % of the whole profession.

In order to keep on its brand image which is the insurance for the professional technical flight personnel managed by the professional technical flight personnel the APPN takes into account the profession trends of the airline pilots and air transport pilots.

The APPN has in particular taken into account the tendancy of the profession getting to an extension of the career , proposing contracts up to 60 years for the Temporary Loss of Licence cover, up to 65 years for the Definitive Loss of Licence and 75 years for the Life Insurance.

  • The APPN has been founded in 1957 on the initiative of the SNPL (Syndicat National des Pilotes de Lignes) and Mr Jean DUPONT AIR FRANCE Captain leader of this Trade Union.

  • The need for such a creation became apparent because of the specific nature of insurance covering flight crew members. Insurers, who had no knowledge of the risks involved, were extremely prudent and calculated premiums with excessive margins. APPN therefore negotiated group policies with several insurers. The basic idea guiding APPN’s leaders was to obtain responsibility ofr managing the policy.

  • From the outset, this management has been in the hands of a Board of Directors elected every five years from among the candidates presented by the unions approved by APPN. There are currently three unions – SNPL and USPNT / SPAF and ARPPNAC. The Board elects a Bureau comprising a Chairman, a Vice Chairman, a general secretary and a Treasurer.

  • As a result, APPN currently manages three group policies – Temporary and Definitive Loss of Licence (with the MACIF mututal insurance company), and Life insurance cover ( shared between AXA and GENERALI). The association also offers its members insurance for Supplementary Health cover, Dependency, and Saving Capitalized Accounts. The association occupies a special place on the French aeronautical scene as it is the only one to insure technical flight crew exclusively and, because of its status as a non profit association, the only one to pay annual refunds of membership premiums to its members.


APPN's Chairman