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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. This marked the first time for the NUAIR Alliance to manage an operation of this size and a first for an FAA-designated test site. Now Aurora says its Centaur optionally piloted aircraft (OPA) is proving to be a key tool in the new airborne gravity survey campaign for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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