The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR), a coalition of New York and Massachusetts aerospace and academic institutions, has signed a collaboration agreement with Measure, an aerial intelligence company, to help safely integrate UAS into the national airspace system. “This partnership will enhance commercial support inspections, public operations and consulting capabilities at the New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport,” said a NUAIR press release.
“Measure is joining a cohort of world-class companies with capabilities that include surveillance, remote identification, UTM certification, operations center integration and control; and who are focused on developing the New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport into a global-use facility,” said Major General Marke F. “Hoot” Gibson (ret), chief executive officer of the NUAIR Alliance.
Measure has begun working with NUAIR and will establish on-site operations in May. Measure currently provides full-service inspections, drone data analysis, training, and software for corporate clients across a broad range of applications including power line and wind turbine inspections, among others. NUAIR will support Measure with their commercial integration efforts in Central New York, connecting them with local businesses, with a focus on utility companies looking to start UAS operations in the region. NUAIR and Measure will be working side-by-side to establish relationships, facilitate business development and growth in the area.
This partnership supports and builds on a USD30 million investment announced by New York State Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo to develop the 50-mile flight traffic management system between Syracuse and Griffiss International Airport, in Rome, New York to advance the burgeoning UAS industry as part of the CNY Rising initiative.
The NUAIR Alliance manages one of seven FAA designated UAS test sites in the country. The organizations are strategically aligned in their efforts to build public and private partnerships to advance leading edge UAS and UTM technologies, and create a hub for the industry that will attract investments and business development.