Drone businesses are flocking to New York thanks to the nation’s first drone corridor, which is now powered by AirMap.

The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR Alliance) is currently building America’s first and only UAS Traffic Management 50-mile test corridor for beyond visual line-of-sight testing. The test corridor will run between Syracuse and Griffiss International Airport, an FAA-designated national UAS test site located in Rome, NY.

To safely and efficiently power the great volume of drone operations, NUAIR and Griffiss have partnered with AirMap to visualize, manage, and support ongoing drone operations with the AirMap UTM Platform.

Air traffic controllers will be able to manage airspace data, authorizations, and real-time air traffic. Furthermore, AirMap will equip NUAIR with the technology to allow for USS-to-USS communications interfaces for the exchange of safety-critical airspace information between NUAIR and other USS. AirMap brings its previous experience and expertise in low-altitude airspace management, deconfliction, and authorization to progress UAS concepts such as BVLOS testing, remote ID, and counter-UAS for the New York Drone Corridor.

The project is an important milestone as NUAIR advances the research, development, and deployment of leading-edge technologies to support its mission to safely integrate UAS into the nation’s airspace. The investment is part of the CNY Rising, Central New York’s comprehensive strategy to stimulate communities and grow the local economy.

“NUAIR Alliance is excited to bring in AirMap to power the test corridor with leading-edge UTM services,” said Major General Marke F. “Hoot” Gibson, chief executive officer of the NUAIR Alliance. “Their global expertise is essential in accelerating the work we’re doing to advance UAS technologies.”

“AirMap works to support and enable advanced drone operations with leading UTM technologies,” said Ben Marcus, AirMap co-founder and chairman. “We share in New York state’s vision, and we’re proud to partner with NUAIR in integrating drones safely into the national airspace system.”

AirMap has enabled drone operations on four continents, with offices across North America, Europe, and APAC. We will also be launching a New York office to support NUAIR’s goals and efforts to advance UTM technology in the region.

The AirMap UTM system connects airspace authorities with the drone ecosystem to enable safe, stream-lined, and scalable drone operations. To learn more, visit: https://www.airmap.com/utm.

*Featured image courtesy of NUAIR Alliance