Sutton James – Aviation Insurance Brokers

As a dedicated member of the Optisure Risk Partners insurance family, Sutton James focuses explicitly on aviation insurance.  We draw upon our experience as former aviation underwriters, pilots, and over 20 years of brokerage experience to negotiate the best insurance deals for our customers.

Our mission is to represent our customers in the buying and use of aviation related insurance.  We provide each client seeking insurance with the widest array of choices, and we take the time to explain the differences between them.  Each year, we shop each client’s coverage with all of the major underwriters.  It takes more time to do this, but it also yields a better result.  Before binding coverage, we call you with all of the quotes, explain the differences between the different policies and the companies that issue them, and make our recommendation.  The decision is yours.  Based on years of experience, we can tell you which companies will cover your transition into a twin or a turbine, which will offer high limits of liability, which offer the best claims service.

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What People Say

When I opened my business three years ago, I needed to start a relationship with an insurance agency. I knew there were plenty out there, but my first, and last, call was to Sutton James who handles the flight school where I had been raised. I knew from every source there that your company was held in high esteem over many years. I had the good fortune of being assigned to Chris Arnold as my account representative and his attention to detail and behind the scenes mechanics of keeping my coverage relevant to the needs of my business has made all the difference. In the past three years I have moved from one airplane to nine and Chris has been there at every step to ensure success.

I can’t thank Chris and Sutton James enough for their service.

Paul Beaulieu

Things in our business happen quickly, and Chris, Jon and the team are always available and ready to act. Their knowledge and experience in the industry has made them a huge asset to our business over the last 20 years. Whether it’s getting us the best rates, or advising us on the  appropriate coverage for our sometimes complex needs, they advocate for our business and always see that we get the best the industry has to offer.

Ryan Gauthier