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Archive: April, 2017

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NUAIR Flight Ops PrecisionHawk Training

April 28, 2017

The NUAIR staff includes experienced aviation professionals that are skilled in providing customers with a wide-range of services.

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Oneida County Department of Aviation hosts FAA UAS test site meeting, wins award

April 28, 2017

The April 25 and 26 event drew 25 representatives from across the country including the FAA’s UAS Integration Office, FAA Air Traffic Organization and the nation’s six other UAS Test...

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Vision 2020: Unmanned aerial system program advances

April 27, 2017

County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. updated the initiative Wednesday, promoting Mohawk Valley Community College’s unmanned aerial systems degree program and moving the program forward to focus on transportation.

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Lockheed Demos ‘Fury’ UAS in Long-Range Endurance Test Missions

April 27, 2017

Fury has logged more than 400 flight-test hours since May last year and the company increased flight tests and demonstrations during the second half of 2016.

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Drones Entering the Northern Michigan Marketplace

April 26, 2017

Enthusiasm for the unmanned aircraft continues to grow, as do sales.  With prices as low as $40, it’s easy to get in on the fun.

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New York UAS Test Site Hosts FAA Technical Interchange Meeting

April 25, 2017

The meetings give the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) an opportunity to provide updates to the seven designated unmanned aircraft system test sites and discuss common areas of research interest.

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How Drones Are Saving Lives at Industrial Jobsites

April 24, 2017

Seeking better ways to inspect jobsites and identify potential hazards before they become dangerous, many companies are increasingly turning to drones and drone mapping to improve overall safety for their workers.

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Michigan Technological University Designs Drone Rescue Prototype

April 23, 2017

With Great Lakes drownings spiking, rescuers look to education, technology

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The Police Foundation: Tips for Agencies Bringing sUAS on Board

April 20, 2017

The Police Foundation has released a new infographic suited for law enforcement agencies looking to establish a program for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).

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Using Drones to Collect Life-Saving Information in Emergency Management

April 20, 2017

Drones at an emergency scene can transmit information to people in leadership positions, allowing them to make important decisions without risking the lives of first responders.

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From Horse-Mounted Troopers to Drones and Cyber-Security Units

April 19, 2017

Michigan State Police celebrates 100th birthday, the MSP's transformation has been astounding. It's about helping people and keeping people safe.

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$3 Million In State Budget to Protect and Enhance Griffiss Business and Technology Park

April 19, 2017

There’s $3 million in the new state budget to help protect and enhance New York’s current and former military facilities, including Griffiss Business and Technology Park.

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How to Make it in the Industrial Drone Inspections Biz

April 19, 2017

The first advice is to be safe  –  that’s the most important thing  –  or you’ll end up without a company! Second, you need to diversify. Third, work closely with authorities.

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AUVSI | All Things Unmanned

April 18, 2017

Visit the NUAIR Alliance at the New York State Pavilion on May 8–11 at AUVSI Xponential taking place at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Dallas Convention Center.

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New DroneDeploy Solution Performs Real-Time Drone Mapping in the Field

April 18, 2017

With the ability to provide an instant, on-demand view of farmers’ fields, Fieldscanner can, for example, spot weeds and pests, detect plant stress, evaluate crop damage from weather events, or...

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Lots of Buzz: How a Brooklyn Drone Flying Service Took Off

April 17, 2017

For as much as $30,000 a day, Aerobo flies missions for moviemakers, media giants and big business

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FESSA 2209 – A Way Forward: The Beginnings of a Solution

April 14, 2017

Industry insider Travis Moran speaks on issues related to the FAA Reauthorization in particular to section 2209 and how this significant legislation could be the key for BVLOS.

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Keep Your Drone on a Leash

April 14, 2017

The New York City Fire Department, the largest in the country, recently used a UAV hardwire tether from the ground which provided continuous power and an uninterrupted video feed. 

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Stay Connected with NUAIR, Follow us on Social Media

April 13, 2017

Stay informed about unmanned aircraft testing and see how we are leading the next generation of aviation.

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Job Openings | Genius NY Startup Business's Ready to Hire

April 13, 2017

Genius NY finalists are hiring!  Applicants experienced in Engineering, Computer Science and Sales 

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NUSTAR Advisory Committee | The Next Step

April 12, 2017

Academic, government and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry leaders from across the country will meet at the Syracuse Center of Excellence this month to discuss plans to construct the NUSTAR...

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NY Environmental Conservation Deploys Drone in Emergency Response

April 12, 2017

The NUAIR Alliance worked closely with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to get them operational with a drone that was recently used to survey a site...

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Corning and NUAIR Client PrecisionHawk Join Forces for Drone Platform with Hyperspectral Sensor

April 12, 2017

PrecisionHawk, a provider of advanced commercial drone technologies, is collaborating with Corning Inc. to equip researchers with a platform for collecting hyperspectral data with drones.

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Drones to Strengthen Security of Boston Marathon

April 12, 2017

For this year’s Boston Marathon, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are being deployed to boost the security of the event.

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Lockheed, Calspan, Air Force Conduct Manned-Unmanned Teaming Demo

April 10, 2017

Lockheed Martin‘s Skunk Works business, Calspan, the U.S. Air Force‘s Test Pilot School and the Air Force Research Laboratory have conducted a manned-unmanned teaming exercise in a push to help increase warfighters’ combat efficiency and effectiveness.

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Climate For Doing Business in New York Has Never Been Better

April 10, 2017

If you’re looking to launch or expand your business, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find an array of Empire State advantages: tax-based incentives, resources and training for entrepreneurs...

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For Many Commercial Drone Operators, the Future Is Now

April 6, 2017

An AUVSI report found that in the first decade following full UAS integration into the airspace, the industry stands to create more than 100,000 jobs and more than $82 billion in economic impact.

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Statewide Program Includes 1 Local Firm

April 6, 2017

Microdrones, a German drone systems company, has its U.S. headquarters at Griffiss International Airport. The report says it created five jobs last year.

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Griffiss Ground Zero for New Drone Testing Corridor

April 5, 2017

Over the past few years, Griffiss International Airport has become home to some of the most advanced developments in drone technology in the country.

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New York's Griffiss International Airport to Serve as New Drone Testing Corridor

April 5, 2017

With the November announcement of a 50-mile flight traffic management system — otherwise known as a drone testing corridor — between Syracuse and Griffiss, that is only going to continue,...

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MIT's New Software Teaches Anyone How To Make Their Own Drones

April 5, 2017

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has created a software that allows almost anyone create their own drones and test it virtually.

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Michigan Drone Company Specializes in Confined Spaces

April 5, 2017

Interactive Aerial grew from the collaboration between Smith and three students — Pierce Thomas, Justin Bentsen and Chris Schmidt — who were in the drone program at Northwestern Michigan College.

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NUAIR's First Large UAV Client Finds Mission with NOAA

April 4, 2017

In 2015, Aurora Flight Sciences became the first to fly a large unmanned fixed-wing aircraft at the New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York.

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A Closer Look at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2017

April 4, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has announced the keynote lineup for XPONENTIAL 2017, taking place at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas on May 8-11.

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Federal Privatization Plan Could Impact Griffiss Control Tower

April 4, 2017

FUNDING IN JEOPARDY — Federal dollars that pay for the air control tower operation at Griffiss International Airport could fall prey to budget reductions.

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Interview with NUSTAR Founder Dr. Parimal Kopardekar, NASA

April 3, 2017

No single scientist has a more central role shaping the integrated airspace of the future than Parimal H. Kopardekar, principal investigator of the NASA UAS Traffic Management program.

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Michigan State University Drone Classes and Workshops

April 3, 2017

Many people think flying a drone and capturing images is easy. There’s little argument that the logistics around what it takes to get a drone in the air have come...

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Industry Leaders To Visit CNY To Explore NUSTAR Opportunity

April 1, 2017

NUSTAR calls for establishing a new testing center for drone safety, durability and cybersecurity based in Central New York and is part of a project to create a traffic control...

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Lockheed Martin Video | The Future of Optionally Manned and Unmanned Vehicles

April 1, 2017

Unmanned systems are changing the way militaries operate and protect forces, the way first responders fight fires and how researchers explore the ocean terrains.