National UAS Standardized Testing And Rating

At NUAIR, we are applying our team’s multifaceted research across the UAS spectrum, broad international engagement in standards development, knowledge of validated performance requirements, and deep flight test expertise to build NUSTAR as the “gold standard” for verification of conformity with government and industry standards.

NUAIR acts an independent third party to provide safety declarations for UAS, USS and SDSPs – providing manufacturers and suppliers an independent declaration of compliance. Having a product validated to current standards helps to provide a more “obstacle free” glidepath for commercial customers to access the National Airspace System and open the door to potential business opportunities.

ASTM International

sUAS Parachute Recovery Systems (ASTM F3322-18)

NUAIR puts your product through 45 functionality tests across five different failure scenarios as outlined in the ASTM International Standard. Testing typically takes five to seven days of testing at the New York UAS Test Site.

Having your sUAS parachute recovery system validated to the ASTM standard opens a wide range of commercial opportunities by enhancing your safety case with the FAA when applying for your waiver to fly over people.

NUAIR has validated the following companies to the ASTM International sUAS Parachute Recovery System Standard, leading to the implementation of industry-leading operations including routine drone package deliveries in the United States.

  • Indemnis Nexus for the DJI Inspire 2
  • Flytrex with Drone Rescue Systems’ M600 for the DJI Matrice 600
  • Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions (AVSS) for the DJI M200
  • Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions (AVSS) for the DJI M300 RTK
  • Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions (AVSS) for the Workhorse Horsefly
Flytrex and DRS Parachute Test

“We literally flew our entire team across the country, from Alaska to the New York UAS Test Site to validate our product and we couldn’t be happier with the results.” – Indemnis

“NUAIR is at the forefront of safety regulation, and we’re pleased to be testing with an experienced and capable partner.” – Flytrex

“When AVSS needed to complete the ASTM standard with Workhorse, a drone delivery partner, NUAIR was an obvious choice to partner with again.” – AVSS

UAS Durability and Reliability Testing (ASTM F3478-20)

D&R applicants can conduct their Type Certificate (TC) compliance flight testing under Part 107, Part 91 (SAC-EC under show compliance), or 44807 exemptions. D&R applicants will need to have their unmanned aircraft (UA) conformed under the TC project (by the FAA) prior to starting compliance flight testing. All flight hours accumulated on the UA prior to its FAA conformity inspection under the TC project will not be credited for D&R hours.

» Extreme Weather

New York has a wide array of weather throughout the year, fully experiencing all four seasons from frigid, below freezing temperatures to high 90 degrees, high wind gusts, rain and record breaking snowfalls. NUAIR conducts UAS testing all-year round and can put your system through the most extreme environmental situations to validate your product.

Rome - Average Temperature
Rome - Average Snowfall
Rome - Average Rainfall

Average weather conditions around the New York UAS Test Site – Griffiss International Airport, Rome, NY

» Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Operations

The New York UAS Test Site has 50-miles of beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) authority with access to a wide range of urban and rural airspace you need to generate flight hours for your Concept of Operations. We can validate your communication, navigation, surveillance, and other key components needed for safe BVLOS operations which will help prove your safety case with the FAA when applying for a civil waiver.