Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance

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for safe UAS operations in the nation's airspace.

NUAIR Helping NASA Drive Vision of Air Traffic Management for Drones

January 24, 2017

With  resources at its disposal, the central New York region is positioning itself as an unmanned aircraft industry hub. In December 2015, the state awarded the region $500 million in economic development funding, half of which was earmarked for infrastructure spending on the UAS industry over five years. Under that program, Syracuse University is leading the establishment of the National Unmanned Aerial Standardized Performance Testing and Rating facility, described as the “Underwriters Lab for drones” that will set standards for UAS airworthiness certification.