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And the 2020 $1M Grand Prize GENIUS NY Winner is…

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Geopipe of New York City is the winner of GENIUS NY’s $1 million grand prize. The GENIUS NY program is the world’s largest business competition focused on unmanned systems, cross-connected platforms and other technology-based sectors. BotsAndUs from the United Kingdom, Droneseed from Seattle, Washington, Eget Liber from Syracuse, and […]

FAA Selects New York UAS Test Site to Participate in Next Phase of Drone Integration Program

Program outcomes will enhance capabilities and services that support advanced, high-density drone operations on a national scale. (ROME, NY) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced two new participants for phase two of the unmanned aircraft traffic management pilot program (UPP) – The New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY […]

New York UAS Test Site Awarded $897,000 NASA Task

Vertiport Automation Analysis to be Conducted at Griffiss International Airport Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the county has been awarded an $897,000 task order for Advanced Air Mobility development through a NASA contract with its UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport. The county’s UAS test site in Rome—one of […]

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NUAIR Drone Test Corridor Receives Important Federal Aviation Administration Approval

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Federal Aviation Administration has just given a key approval to New York’s 50-Mile Unmanned Aircraft System Corridor being built by Oneida County, NUAIR and New York State. This is the first “true” beyond visual line of sight, or BVLOS, authority granted to the FAA-designated test site, which allows unmanned aircraft […]

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Mike Hertzendorf Named NUAIR President and CEO

Hertzendorf to lead advancement of New York’s 50-mile UAS corridor and safe integration of unmanned aircraft. (SYRACUSE, NY) – NUAIR has named Michael J. Hertzendorf as its new president and CEO. Hertzendorf previously served as NUAIR’s interim CEO, and since 2018, as its chief of staff. In this role, Hertzendorf will continue to lead the […]