Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance

Leading the research and deployment technologies
for safe UAS operations in the nation's airspace.

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. President Donald Trump’s budget proposal calls for the privatization of air control operations, which are overseen by the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA now pays a contractor to staff the Griffiss tower.