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Wichita, KS, United States, 2009/01/13 - The State of Kansas recently awarded Wichita-based PIM Aviation Insurance a five-year contract for aviation insurance broker services for Kansas State University - Salina.
The contract, which has the potential for five one-year extensions, covers the school’s fleet of more than 35 aircraft.
K-State at Salina sits on a 149-acre site on the Salina Municipal Airport. Its College of Technology and Aviation is known worldwide for excellence in aviation safety and transportation programs and training that includes professional pilot, aviation maintenance, glider and helicopter. Three runways adjacent to campus accommodate the school’s fleet of modern aircraft: Cessna 150s, Cessna 172s, Beech Barons, Beech Bonanzas, a Beech King Air C90 and a Citation Jet.
“We’re delighted to be working with such a prestigious educational institution,” said Timothy K. Bonnell, Sr., president and founder of PIM Aviation Insurance. “Kansas State at Salina plays a significant role developing the next generation of aviation professionals and guiding the aviation industry’s future.”
Kansas State at Salina is the newest and fastest-growing of all KSU’s colleges with approximately 1,000 undergraduate students enrolled. The college places more than 95 percent of its graduates.
“We recognize that in these fiscally challenged times, we need to provide maximum value,” said Bonnell. “We intend to do just that with strategic, highly customized insurance solutions that help keep operating costs low and lessen exposure to risk.”
About PIM Aviation Insurance
Professional Insurance Management, Inc. (pimi.com) – dba PIM Aviation Insurance – serves business, pleasure and commercial clients nationwide from its base in Wichita, the Air Capital. Tim Bonnell Sr. founded the firm in 1982 and serves as president. He and his seasoned team have grown the company to its current status as one of the industry’s oldest, most experienced and most respected aviation insurance providers. It provides clients access to all available aviation insurance instruments and to expertise developed over almost three decades of creative negotiation and problem solving. PIM specializes in serving the commercial and business aircraft market as well as fixed-base operators, general aviation, aircraft and parts manufacturers, airline operations and agriculture aviation. Bonnell has written numerous articles published in major aviation and insurance publications. He has served as president of the Aviation Insurance Association (AIA) and is president of the Kansas Aviation Museum’s executive board.