NUAIR http://wrvo.org en Upstate N.Y. drone test site gets another $1 million in funding http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-ny-drone-test-site-gets-another-1-million-funding <p></p><p>There's another $1 million in the recently passed state budget for upstate New York's new drone testing program, which means the site now has enough funding to get through at least its first year of operations.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:16:47 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53635 at http://wrvo.org Upstate N.Y. drone test site gets another $1 million in funding Drone test site secures half its startup funding with state grant http://wrvo.org/post/drone-test-site-secures-half-its-startup-funding-state-grant <p></p><p>Upstate New York’s new drone testing site is closer to pulling enough money together to begin operating. It’s been awarded a state grant to cover some of its startup costs.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:24:03 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52122 at http://wrvo.org Drone test site secures half its startup funding with state grant N.Y. drone testing coalition still needs $1.2 million in funding http://wrvo.org/post/ny-drone-testing-coalition-still-needs-12-million-funding <p></p><p>There was no federal funding attached to the <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/new-york-wins-federal-drone-testing-site-designation" target="_blank">Federal Aviation Administration’s designation of upstate New York as a drone research site</a>, but the coalition that will run the testing needs money to begin operations itself.</p><p>The coalition that won the bid just before the New Year, known as NUAIR, will be based at the former Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome. The research lab there is upgrading a former hanger to house drones and equipment.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:59:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50870 at http://wrvo.org N.Y. drone testing coalition still needs $1.2 million in funding 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 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