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For the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., is pushing for an extension of the six FAA-designated unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites. According to Schumer, the Northeast
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According to Schumer, the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) Alliance, which heads the test site at Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County, N.Y., could expire in 2017 if the bill does not extend the sites.

“NUAIR and all of their cutting-edge research could be in jeopardy if Congress does not extend the UAS test sites in the upcoming FAA Reauthorization bill,” says Schumer. “An extension will protect and grow jobs, spur new technology, and support cutting edge research.

Very glad to see this focus. An awful lot of exciting things are coming out of these six sites, it is one of the best things the FAA has done for our industry. Now if we just understood how all this hard won knowledge is going to be shared…


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