OUR PROGRESS & PLANNED PROJECTS

Leading the development of UAS integration, standards validation and advancement New York’s 50-mile UAS Corridor

NUAIR continues to play a critical role in supporting opportunities to position Central New York as a global leader of unmanned systems and commercial aviation and to accelerate contributions which the UAS industry makes to economic development in the region.

2020 Outlook

  • Continued integration of technologies and advancement of capabilities of New York’s 50-mile UAS Corridor and the New York UAS Test Site.

  • Expand our Consulting Services for state and local agencies, municipalities and other organizations looking to use unmanned vehicles in their operations. Helping organizations save time, money, resources, and in the case of public safety – lives!

  • Continue to build and develop the UAS Center of Excellence in the Mohawk Valley.

  • Continued development & implementation of NUSTAR – National UAS Standardized Testing and Rating. NUSTAR will act as an independent third party that provides safety declarations and validations to UAS industry standards.

2019

2018

  • New York has developed as a leading national UAS test site, continuing to focus on developing test range infrastructure, investing in high-precision ground-based air traffic surveillance testing capabilities.

  • NUAIR safely accomplished a total of 732 test site UAS flight operations, bringing the total test flights to 2,082 (LTD), testing small, medium and large UAS.

  • NUAIR helped establish the SC-228 subgroup responsible for developing Ground-Based Radar (GBR) standards. Integration of standards-compliant GBR air traffic surveillance into UAS control stations will be an important enabler for routine UAS BVLOS operations in terminal and UTM corridor airspace.

2017

  • Simulation and flight test evaluations continue at the New York UAS Test Site, helping to validate standards and protocols leading to regulations.

  • Research and development focus on UAS ground-based detect and avoid (GBDAA) capability to support Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) UAS operations.

  • NUAIR continues to work with FAA, NASA, and industry, as stakeholders in Real-Time Tracking (RTT) phased program development for Sense and Avoid (SAA) and Communications and Navigation (C&N) working groups.

2016

  • Governor Cuomo announced New York’s investment of $30 million to develop a 50-mile UAS flight traffic management corridor between Syracuse and Rome. NUAIR is responsible for managing the project, which will allow for safe testing of drone operations beyond visual line of sight of the drone operator.

  • Central New York and the Mohawk Valley hosted the second annual UAS Traffic Management Convention in Syracuse. NUAIR showcased the region as an industry leader by demonstrating world-leading capabilities for traffic management research and development and UAS testing.

  • NUAIR and the FAA-Designated New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport developed a state-of-the-art operations control and data center, designed for flight testing future commercial drone operations concepts, assuring that these will meet or exceed federal standards for aviation safety.

TOTAL UAS TEST FLIGHTS

YEAR # OF FLIGHTS
2019 On-going
2018 732
2017 620
2016 664
2015 66

Over 2,500 UAS test flights, using small, medium and large UAS, in five states, and in two Class D airspace locations, equating to over 650 total flight hours.

Governor Cuomo at podium

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