The Federal Aviation Administration approved requests this week from USAA to test drones to speed the review of insurance claims following natural disasters, and from American International Group to conduct inspections drones for risk assessment and management, loss control and surety performance for U.S. customers.

“With this approval we can operate on our own for further research and development and then onto operational status after catastrophes to help our membership with their claims,” Kathleen Swain, innovation advisor for USAA and licensed commercial pilot, flight instructor and drone pilot for the USAA team, tells Insurance Networking News.

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