The GENIUS NY teams recently visited the Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY (30 minutes from Syracuse). Griffiss is home to one of just seven FAA-designated UAS test sites in the United States. It is managed by the NUAIR Alliance, a partnership of more than 90 private, public, academic partners tasked with advancing an FAA mission to support the development of a Sense and Avoid (SAA) system for the national airspace. NUAIR is installing a ground-based SAA system to deploy state-of-the-art range instrumentation to track UAS in the air and provide first of its kind testing capability in the country.
The NUAIR Alliance is also responsible for managing a $30 million, 50-mile UAS flight traffic management corridor between Rome and Syracuse, which will allow for testing of Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) concepts and technologies, opening up the drone market for drone operators, pilots and engineers, and creating growth opportunities for commercial drone industry software and hardware companies with UAS applications that range from agriculture to construction.
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