FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A list of frequently asked questions about NUAIR and the New York UAS Test Site.
What is NUAIR? What does NUAIR stand for? What does NUAIR do?
Answers to all of these questions and more!
NUAIR is a New York based nonprofit organization that provides unsurpassed expertise in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations, aeronautical research, safety management and consulting services. Headquartered in Syracuse, NUAIR manages operations of the New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY.
NUAIR stands for Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research.
NUAIR manages operations of the New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY and is responsible for the continued development and advancement of New York’s 50-mile UAS corridor between Syracuse and Rome, facilitating beyond visual line of sight testing, commercial drone operations, and the safe integration of UAS (drones) into the national airspace.
NUAIR offers Consulting Services to help businesses, organizations and public agencies implement drones into their daily operations. NUAIR also offers Standards Validation Services, acting as an independent third-party to provide safety declarations for UAS, USS and SDSPs to industry standards.
NEW YORK UAS TEST SITE
The New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport is owned by Oneida County. NUAIR was established to manage operations of the test site and charged with the task of developing a 50-mile UAS Corridor between Rome and Syracuse.
The New York UAS Test Site and 50-mile corridor is open to any company looking to test their unmanned aircraft technology. Companies from across the globe have tested a multitude of different UAS technologies here including: software, hardware, communication, UAS traffic management, detect and avoid, cross-platform communications, power sources, engines, parachutes and more.
The New York UAS Test Site is at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York. Directions to 660 Hangar Rd., Rome, NY 13441
Because each test is unique and differs from company to company, the overall cost of testing is determined by many different factors. The overall mission objective, flight time, number of NUAIR pilots/staff needed, test site resources and other factors will determine the overall cost of conducting your test. Contact Us Today to start a discussion about your needs and get a rough estimate on testing costs.
UAS INDUSTRY ACRONYMS
UTM stands for UAS Traffic Management. Much like there is an Air Traffic Management (ATM) system for manned aircraft, UTM is a traffic management system being developed to support unmanned aircraft.
Four key technologies that will enable UTM include UAS Service Suppliers, drone tracking and remote identification, vehicle-2-vehicle communication, and detect and avoid sensors.
UAV stands for unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly referred to as a drone – the actual aircraft being piloted by remote control or onboard computers.
UAS stands for unmanned aircraft systems or unmanned aerial systems, which includes all items needed to conduct unmanned aircraft operations: the drone, remote controller, camera, GPS, flight software and any other technology needed to conduct operations.
UAM stands for Urban Air Mobility. UAM refers to the concept of an air transportation system for people, sometimes referred to as “flying taxis”.
BVLOS stands for beyond visual line of sight. The current regulations put out by the FAA regarding drones is called Part 107, one of the major rules outlined in Part 107 is that you cannot fly your drone farther than you can physically see it.
TEST YOUR UAS TECHNOLOGY AT THE NEW YORK UAS TEST SITE!
New York’s 50-mile UAS UTM/BVLOS Corridor includes USS support, simulation capabilities, secure data collection & more!