NUAIR enhances security and reliability of New York’s drone corridor with integration of AURA’s nationwide communications network

The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR) and AURA Network Systems (AURA) has announced a collaboration to install infrastructure throughout New York’s 50-mile unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) corridor, utilizing AURA’s secure command-and-control (C2) communication links that provide voice, data, and navigation capabilities for the aviation industry. To enhance the commercial viability of UAS, drones require capabilities that enable safe flight farther than pilots can see, referred to as beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS).

AURA’s wireless network will provide real-time, reliable communications that UAS need to conduct safe BVLOS operations.

“Having AURA’s network throughout our 50-mile UAS corridor unlocks a whole new level of commercial drone operations,” according to NUAIR Chief Executive Officer Ken Stewart.

“When pilots are flying drones beyond visual line of sight, they need real-time, reliable communications that ensure safe operations,…