FAA OKs BVLOS drone flights across entire NUAIR UAV corridor
The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR) received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this week to operate beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone flights across the entire expanse of its 50-mile corridor in central New York – a liberty that will considerably enhance its efforts to develop a safe and reliable UAV U-space.
The news was so important to NUAIR’s work in developing activity within its drone corridor that the New York governor, Kathy Hochul, made the announcement of the FAA’s BVLOS ruling, which simultaneously benefits the state’s push to become a leader in drone and advanced air mobility (AAM) operation and systems.
In addition to the other testing capabilities the FAA decision permits, it allows NUAIR to operate BVLOS UAV flights between Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY, and Syracuse International Airport.
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