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Frequently Asked Questions2021-04-13T14:25:39-04:00


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!


How can I contact NUAIR?2021-02-03T10:15:21-05:00
What does NUAIR do?2020-01-30T13:17:55-05:00

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.

What does NUAIR stand for?2020-01-30T14:05:30-05:00

NUAIR stands for Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research.

What is NUAIR?2020-01-30T13:18:01-05:00

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.


Where is The New York UAS Test Site?2022-11-23T09:17:31-05:00

The New York UAS Test Site is at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York. Directions to 592 Hangar Rd., Rome, NY 13441

Who Can Test at The New York UAS Test Site?2020-02-04T13:33:36-05:00

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.

Who Owns The New York UAS Test Site?2020-02-05T10:39:29-05:00

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.


What does AAM stand for?2020-03-25T09:45:53-04:00

AAM stands for Advanced Air Mobility. Previously referred to as Urban Air Mobility (UAM), AAM refers to the concept of an air transportation system for people and/or cargo between places. Sometimes referred to as “flying taxis”.

What does BVLOS stand for?2020-01-30T13:51:52-05:00

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.

What does DAA stand for?2021-03-25T13:32:40-04:00

DAA stands for Detect and Avoid – systems that provide situational awareness to an aircraft that enable the identification of other air traffic or hazards and the ability to take appropriate action to mitigate collision risk.

What does eVTOL stand for?2021-10-08T11:25:58-04:00

eVTOL stands for electric vertical take-off and landing. An eVTOL aircraft uses electric power to hover, take off, and land vertically.

What does UAM stand for?2020-03-25T09:38:00-04:00

UAM stands for Urban Air Mobility. UAM refers to the concept of an air transportation system for people, sometimes referred to as “flying taxis”. In March 2020, NASA stated that Urban Air Mobility has advanced so much that it was decided Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) was a better term to use going forward.

What does UAS stand for?2022-02-04T10:24:13-05:00

UAS stands for unmanned aircraft systems, unmanned aerial systems or uncrewed aircraft 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.

What does UAV stand for?2022-02-04T10:26:12-05:00

UAV stands for unmanned aerial vehicle or uncrewed aerial vehicle commonly referred to as a drone – the actual aircraft being piloted by remote control or onboard computers.

What does UTM stand for?2020-02-13T10:59:29-05:00

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.


What is a Pilot in Command (PIC)2021-03-25T13:37:26-04:00

A Pilot in Command (PIC) is an individual, human person who has final authority and responsibility for the operation and safety of flight and holds the appropriate licenses and qualifications to conduct the flight.

What is a Vertiport?2021-03-25T13:26:02-04:00

A Vertiport is an identifiable ground or elevated area, including any buildings or facilities thereon, used for the takeoff and landing of VTOL aircraft and rotorcraft.


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