About the NUAIR Alliance
The NUAIR Alliance is a New York based not-for-profit coalition of more than 100 private and public entities and academic institutions working together to operate and oversee Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) test ranges in New York, Massachusetts and Michigan. Headquartered at Griffiss International Airport, in Rome, New York. NUAIR manages one of just seven FAA-designated UAS test sites in the United States leading research and deployment technologies that establish the case for safe UAS operations in the nation’s commercial airspace.
NUAIR is installing a Ground Based Sense and Avoid system at Griffiss International Airport to deploy state-of-the- art range instrumentation that can track UAS in the air and provide first of its kind testing capability in the country. This technology supports the development of the test site’s FAA mission of supporting development of a Sense and Avoid (SAA) system. This range instrumentation is slated to be operational by summer 2016. NUAIR’s hangar and adjacent ramp access facilities at Griffiss International Airport are also newly renovated to support UAS Test Site activity.
NUAIR collaborates with CenterState CEO, MassDevelopment and Mohawk Valley EDGE to support the UAS and sensor industry in the region. NUAIR is led by the CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CEO), and Mohawk Valley Edge in New York, and MassDevelopment, in Massachusetts. CenterState CEO is an organization of 2,000 companies that work together to increase business competitiveness, community prosperity, and regional growth in the 12-county CenterState New York region. Mohawk Valley EDGE is the vertically integrated economic development organization serving Oneida and Herkimer Counties. MassDevelopment, the Commonwealth’s finance and development agency, works with businesses, nonprofits, financial institutions, and communities to stimulate economic growth throughout Massachusetts.
Organizations partnering with Griffiss International Airport and NUAIR include Saab Sensis, SRC, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, and colleges and universities include Rochester Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts institutions, Syracuse University, Clarkson University and Northeastern University, among others.