FAA http://wrvo.org en Anti-drone activist worries about drone test site in N.Y. http://wrvo.org/post/anti-drone-activist-worries-about-drone-test-site-ny <p></p><p>Upstate New York winning a civilian drone testing site from the Federal Aviation Administration is a step in the wrong direction for the Syracuse Peace Council. The anti-drone activists are trying to shutdown military drone activity in the region.</p><p>On Monday, <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-wins-federal-drone-testing-site-designation" target="_blank">New York won one of six</a> coveted commercial drone test sites from the FAA. On Friday, Ed Kinane and other peace activists will be a court over their protests against military drones.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:05:27 +0000 Ryan Delaney 49368 at http://wrvo.org Anti-drone activist worries about drone test site in N.Y. New York wins federal drone testing site designation http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-wins-federal-drone-testing-site-designation <p></p><p></p><p>Upstate New York has won a coveted test site designation for unmanned aerial systems - or drones - from the Federal Aviation Administration as part of that agency's work toward developing regulations for drones' integration into U.S. skies.</p><p>But for many here in upstate New York, the designation is more about the jobs and dollars that surround the booming drone industry, estimated to be worth $100 billion globally over the next decade. Industry trade groups predict the business will generated 70,000 jobs nationwide.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:00:40 +0000 Ryan Delaney 49244 at http://wrvo.org New York wins federal drone testing site designation Schumer joins lobbying effort for upstate NY drone test site http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-joins-lobbying-effort-upstate-ny-drone-test-site <p></p><p>New York's senior senator, Charles Schumer, has formally joined the lobbying effort to see that upstate New York becomes a federally designated drone testing site.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:12:24 +0000 Ryan Delaney 44241 at http://wrvo.org Schumer joins lobbying effort for upstate NY drone test site Syracuse airport receives federal grant http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-airport-receives-federal-grant <p>Syracuse's Hancock Airport is getting a $4.5 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration that officials say will help keep flights on time.&nbsp; Airport Commissioner Christina Callahan says the funds will pay for a new taxiway, and area where diverted planes can go.<p>"We have long been an airport of choice for diverted aircraft, and there are times where we find ourselves in situations, whether it's weather related, closures, we are getting many aircraft at a time. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:57:45 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41977 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse airport receives federal grant Hanna optimistic upstate New York will land drone test site http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-optimistic-upstate-new-york-will-land-drone-test-site <p>Upstate New York has a good chance of becoming one of six federally designated drone testing sites to be named later this year, says Rep. Richard Hanna. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:39:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 35243 at http://wrvo.org Hanna optimistic upstate New York will land drone test site Upstate New York bids to become federal drone testing site http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-new-york-bids-become-federal-drone-testing-site <p>A coalition of upstate New York universities and defense contractors has submitted a bid to become a federally designated testing and research site for the integration of unmanned aircraft systems, or&nbsp;UAS, into domestic airspace. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:50:06 +0000 Ryan Delaney 33643 at http://wrvo.org Upstate New York bids to become federal drone testing site