NUAIR NY UAS Civil Flight Authority
The FAA has granted the New York Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site at Griffiss International Airport a new civil authority to advance the research, development, and commercialization of drone operations, which will make it easier for the test site to accommodate larger drones testing commercial operations.
As a result of the NY test site Civil Flight Authority, the site “can now operate drones weighing under 300 pounds throughout New York’s 50-mile drone corridor and be compensated for operations,” says the announcement.
The New York UAS Test Site is one of only seven FAA-designated test sites: NY’s unique drone corridor and associated infrastructure makes the site appropriate for advanced operations.
“This new FAA designation removes some previous restrictions making it easier to test larger drones,” Picente said. “Our test site is already the global leader for UAS research and development, and now, we will be able to test more advanced…