branding

AP Aerospace Leadership

Built on a Passion for the Aviation Industry

Meet the AP Aerospace Leadership Team

AssuredPartners Aerospace is built on a passion for the aviation industry. From pilots to mechanics, flight instructors and insurance underwriters, our team has a broad depth of experience that gives us a stronger understanding of our clients. We are a collection of niche specialists from every corner of aviation insurance and enjoy staying in front of the unique exposures and risks associated with the industry.

Insurance and risk management is a relationship business unlike any other and our formula is simple: Say what you’ll do and do what you say. In the simplest of terms, we are people of integrity and this starts at the top. Our aerospace leadership team has more than a century of combined industry experience and drive our team’s dedication to the success and growth of our clients.

Eric Barfield
Eric Barfield
Aerospace Vertical Leader

Leadership Profile

Eric is a multifaceted aviation professional, boasting qualifications as an FAA Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor. His comprehensive skill set underscores his commitment to excellence in both the insurance and aviation sectors. An alumnus of Embry‐Riddle Aeronautical University, Eric holds a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration. His professional credentials include the Certified Aviation Insurance Professional (CAIP) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations. Eric's dedication to advancing aviation safety and education is evident in his past roles as the Chairman of the Aviation Insurance Association’s Education Committee and the National Business Aviation Association’s Safety Committee.

Joe Braunstein
Joe Braunstein
Aerospace Managing Director

Leadership Profile

With over 20 years in aviation insurance, Joe is a seasoned professional. His expertise in aviation insurance spans owner exposures, Fortune 500 flight departments, OEM and MROs to large fixed-base operators, as well as some of the largest global air charter providers. As Managing Director, Joe spearheads our client and carrier relationship strategy, guiding business opportunities and optimizing crucial sales and service functions. Joe is a finance graduate from Moravian University. He is also a former member of NBAA’s Advisory Council.

Let's explore the skies and its related insurance needs together.

Contact Us

Aerospace Blog

Man leaning against red and white airplane
Why You Should Always Send Contracts to Your Insurance Broker
Aerospace02/15/2024

As an aircraft owner, you must deal with various contracts on a regular basis. Whether it is a loan agreement, maintenance service contract, hangar agreement, dry lease, or any other type of legal...

Two business professionals having a conversation over coffee
New Year, Fresh Look
Aerospace01/29/2024

When you make your New Year Resolution checklist, do you include a review of your insurance? Do you typically make resolutions and to-do lists at the start of a new year? Many of us set out to...

Two red and white planes in a dimly lit hangar
Be Careful When Insuring Your Two Aircraft With Two Different Insurers
Aerospace11/20/2023

You own two aircraft and got a better insurance deal insuring each one with a different insurer. While this may seem logical and benign, there are negative insurance consequences in doing so that you...

See All Aerospace News