New York's Center For Unmanned Aerial Systems

New York State Is Leading The Way In UAS Development

About UAS Central

We are the central hub for information and news about the growing unmanned aerial systems industry in New York State. UAS Central includes the coordinated public private partnerships and initiatives fueled by CNY Rising, including:

  • NUAIR Alliance

    The NUAIR Alliance is a New York based not-for-profit coalition of more than 100 private and public entities and academic institutions working together to operate and oversee Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) test ranges in New York, Massachusetts and Michigan.

    Headquartered at Griffiss International Airport, in Rome, New York. NUAIR manages one of just seven FAA-designated UAS test sites in the United States and is a leading implementer of Project U-SAFE

  • Project U-SAFE

    The UAS Secure Autonomous Flight Environment (U-SAFE) project will accelerate commercial UAS operations in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley through the creation of a fully instrumented Unmanned Aerial Traffic Management Corridor, a dedicated center for National Unmanned Aerial System Standardized Testing and Rating (NUSTAR), drone innovation zones, and a research institute dedicated to UAS public policy.


    The world largest business competition focused on unmanned aerial systems.  GENIUS NY is a year-long business accelerator that awards six finalist teams a total of $2.75 million in investments. In addition, the program offers company stipends, housing, resources, programming, and connections, making it among the largest competitions of its kind across the globe.

Come Fly With Us

New York State is making industry-defining investments with a commitment to growing the UAS industry over the next five years

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