NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 8, 2015--
American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) today announced that the
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved AIG’s request to
operate small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to conduct inspections for
risk assessment, risk management, loss control, and surety performance
for customers in the U.S. The exemption also permits AIG to implement a
robust research and development program to explore new and innovative
ways to employ UAVs in support of the needs of its customers.
UAVs can help accelerate surveys of disaster areas with high resolution
images for faster claims handling, risk assessment, and payments. They
can also quickly and safely reach areas that could be dangerous or
inaccessible for manual inspection, and they provide richer information
about properties, structures, and claim events.
“AIG is committed to continuous improvement and innovation in providing
better, faster, and safer risk and claims assessments to our customers,”
said Eric Martinez, Executive Vice President, Claims and Operations,
AIG. “Leveraging cutting edge technologies like UAVs can enhance our
ability to assess and mitigate risks to better help our customers and
their communities prepare for and rebuild after a catastrophic event.”
AIG has already established an international UAV research and
development program and conducted flights in New Zealand. These flights
have provided valuable insights on technology, flight operations, and
image collection techniques that will be incorporated into AIG’s global
UAV strategy. AIG’s global presence puts the company in a unique
position to build our expertise today and to operate UAVs safely and
effectively in the U.S. and around the globe.
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance
organization serving customers in more than 100 countries and
jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional, and
individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide
property-casualty networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies
are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services in the
United States. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange
and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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may not be available in all countries, and coverage is subject to actual
policy language. Non-insurance products and services may be provided by
independent third parties. Certain property-casualty coverages may be
provided by a surplus lines insurer. Surplus lines insurers do not
generally participate in state guaranty funds, and insureds are
therefore not protected by such funds.
Source: American International Group, Inc.
American International Group, Inc.
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