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CNY Business Journal

February 6, 2018
by CNY Business Journal

Weekly Edition | Vol. 32 | No. 5 | February 5, 2018

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CNY Drones Newsletter

February 6, 2018

Central New York’s Drone Community Info Hub Promoting STEM Education & Safety Awareness

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NUAIR Alliance Pilots to Train New York State Police on Drone Operations

February 1, 2018

State Police members who will operate the UAS will undergo 32 hours of hands-on training with the systems and be Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified by Northeast UAS Airspace Integration...

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2018 Economic Forecast for CenterState New York

January 30, 2018

CenterState CEO is pleased to present its 2018 Economic Forecast report for CenterState New York. The Economic Forecast report is a source of strategic insight on regional, state and national...

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AutoModality Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation

January 29, 2018

Last year’s winner of GENIUS NY, announced today that it has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research grant for $225,000 to conduct research and development...

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UTM: Opening Up the Airspace for Long-Distance Flights

December 31, 2017
by Eric Miller

For unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to realize their full potential commercially, they must be able to undertake missions beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) of their operators.

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Six New Teams Announced for Second Round of GENIUS NY

December 15, 2017

During the Innovation Celebration event last night six new teams were announced as finalists for the second round of the GENIUS NY program. They will move into The Tech Garden in...

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NUAIR Alliance Announces New CEO

October 18, 2017

SYRACUSE, NY – The NUAIR Alliance has hired Major General Marke F. “Hoot” Gibson (ret) as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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The Drone Age

October 6, 2017

Upstate NY surges into the lead in a national effort to commercialize the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in U.S. airspace.


New York Agency Touts Progress Using Drones For Conservation, Emergency Response Work

October 2, 2017

Officials with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation are touting their efforts to use drones as a part of their environmental management and emergency response efforts.

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First Part of 50-Mile Central New York Drone Air Corridor Launched

September 29, 2017

Officials on Thursday launched what they touted as the first air corridor in the nation where unmanned aerial vehicles can safely fly beyond line of sight for testing and development.

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New York’s Drone Superhighway Officially Launches

September 29, 2017

Showcasing technology that could help usher in the era of commercial drones, the first phase of New York’s 50-mile long drone test corridor took place Thursday at Griffiss International Airport in Rome,...

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Sends Drones to Puerto Rico

September 28, 2017

The agency's team will help with natural disaster relief, recovery and more.

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Gryphon Sensors Introduces Mobile Skylight

September 28, 2017

Gryphon Sensors showed off it's Mobile Skylight vehicle Thursday at Griffiss International Airport that can coordinate the efforts of multiple drones in a search and rescue operation–or shut out drones...

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CNY Company Fights Dangerous Risk of Drone Hacking

September 28, 2017

During a demonstration of the completion of Phase 1 for the small unmanned aircraft corridor starting at Griffiss International Airport Thursday, Assured Information Security (AIS) out of Rome demonstrated the...

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Drones & Healthcare | Page 16

September 15, 2017

The integration of drones into medicine is just beginning. The practical ability to deliver blood and medications quickly and more economically to remote areas like the Amazon, Africa, and rural...

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SRC hiring 80 new employees as drone defense business takes off

August 31, 2017

SRC Inc., headquartered on Round Pond Road in Cicero, says it will likely double its workforce in the next five years.

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Racing Drone Donated to STEM Group

August 22, 2017

SwellPro, manufacturer of the water-proof Mariner drone and Splash Pro drone, recently joined the CNY Drones list of sponsors with the donation of a Swift 2 Racing Drone and transmitter.

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Amazon Is Thinking About Building Mobile Drone Stations On Trains, Vans, And Boats

August 6, 2017

Amazon is heavily investing in drones, and one day hopes to use the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to revolutionise deliveries.

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Hybrid Drones Carry Heavier Payloads For Greater Distances

August 4, 2017

Coming to market this fall, the hybrid drones could help make drone package-delivery a reality, and enhance capabilities for crop imaging, military surveillance, emergency response, and remote infrastructure inspection, among...

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Startup Soars With LEGO Drones

August 3, 2017

Learning opportunities abound. Builders gain insight into the aerodynamics of the drone’s fan, the electromechanics necessary to control a motor, and flight basics including balance and feedback.

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How to get One Million Dollars for your Drone Startup Idea

August 2, 2017

Genius NY director, Jon Parry, brings Jimmy Halliday, Aviation Director at AutoModality, and Sasi Viswanathan, co-founder of Akrobotix—both Genius NY portfolio companies—to the Commercial Drones FM podcast.


University of Michigan to Build $800K Outdoor Drone Test Lab

August 2, 2017

Expansion coming to its drone-testing facilities with the addition of a four-story netted enclosure where students and researchers can operate drones with fewer Federal Aviation Administration compliance requirements.

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Gryphon Sensors Unveils Drone-Tracking System

August 2, 2017
by Eric Miller

Gryphon Sensors, a company of SRC Inc. in Cicero, has developed a mobile unmanned traffic-management (UTM) system called mobile skylight.

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NUAIR Selects Bousquet Holstein as its Corporate General Counsel

August 1, 2017

Bousquet Holstein will assist NUAIR with its efforts to develop and implement the UAS secure autonomous flight environment (U-SAFE) initiative, the law firm said in a news release.


Two Months Left to Apply for GENIUS NY 2.0

August 1, 2017

Applications for GENIUS NY 2.0 are due in exactly 2 months. Complete step 1 of the application (quick and easy) and you're one step closer to the $1 million grand prize!

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Army Adds $11M to Contract with SRC of Cicero to Battle Low-Flying Drones

August 1, 2017

A system developed by SRC Inc. that detects and defeats small, low-flying drones is continuing to pay big dividends for the company based in Syracuse's northern suburb

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Unmanned Aircraft Testing at New York UAS Test Site

July 26, 2017

The New York Griffiss UAS Test Site (Griffiss) has successfully completed a three-week national campaign in conjunction with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to further test and refine...

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Drone Demo: Smelter Gets Bird’s-Eye Search For Potential Cleanup Issues

July 26, 2017

Drones are becoming ubiquitous, not only on battlefields, but also soaring over communities and specific locations, such as the former Quincy Smelting Works site in Ripley.

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Central New York Company Creating System to Spot Potential Drone Threats

July 25, 2017

Central New York is quickly becoming a hub for all things drones, but as drones become part of our daily lives, questions have been raised about the safety and security...

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Drone STEM Summer Camp at Griffiss International Airport

July 21, 2017

Marcus Smith, right, flies a drone through an obstacle course Friday, July 12, 2017 as instructor Bill Judycki looks on during the Drone STEM Camp at Griffiss International Airport.

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NIAS And SkyOp Partner On Drone Workforce Development Training Program

July 19, 2017

FAA-Designated Nevada UAS Test Site and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) have entered into a partnership with New York based training and education provider, SkyOp LLC, to offer drone training programs and courseware...


Will a drone save your life? The answer is coming sooner than you think

July 17, 2017
by Eric Miller

The uses for unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture are now more abundant than ever. From checking cattle to studying crop yields, the use of drones by many in agriculture is...

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Walmart to Start Testing Delivery Drones at CNY Airport

July 14, 2017

Someday in the not too distant future, you may be sitting in your living room when a drone drops off a package you ordered from Walmart or Amazon or Google.

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Walmart To Launch Drone Delivery Test At Griffiss

July 13, 2017
by Eric Miller

In the world of drone delivery, Walmart would like to start offering this as a delivery option. Walmart is launching drone testing at Griffiss in Rome. 

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Drone Technology and Usage: Current Uses and Future Drone Technology

July 13, 2017

Whether you call them Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Miniature Pilotless Aircraft or Flying Mini Robots, drones are rapidly growing in popularity.

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Airport Expansion Shows Endless Possibilities at Griffiss

July 5, 2017

When Oneida County Aviation Commissioner Russell Stark asked for $600,000 from the Oneida County Legislature at last month’s meeting, it was to move Griffiss International Airport forward, again.

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Facebook Drone Could One Day Provide Global Internet Access

July 3, 2017

 A solar-powered drone backed by Facebook (FB) that could one day provide worldwide internet access has quietly completed a test flight in Arizona after an earlier attempt ended with a...

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Attention, Amazon: Get Ready To Share The Sky With WienerDrones

June 29, 2017

Amazon’s daring vision to have drones deliver food in urban areas has been topped by Oscar Mayer who has just unveiled the WienerDrone.

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Drones Provide Close-Up View of Water Tower Integrity

June 29, 2017

Bats, bugs and midnight bathers are among the hazards to water towers, the source of many people's drinking water in Missouri.