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NUAIR Alliance Announces New CEO

October 18, 2017

SYRACUSE, NY – The NUAIR Alliance has hired Major General Marke F. “Hoot” Gibson (ret) as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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Central New York: Where UAS Takes Flight

October 10, 2017

Unmanned systems is a game-changing technology, and the major players are in Central New York. 

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Flying High with UAS

October 9, 2017

Picture your business at the center of the world’s richest markets – a rising hub of the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry, with investments in industry firsts including a state-of-the-art...

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The Drone Age

October 6, 2017

Upstate NY surges into the lead in a national effort to commercialize the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in U.S. airspace.

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CNY Drones – Central New York's Drone Community Promoting STEM Education & Safety Awareness

October 3, 2017

Check out the Rig Rescue - STEM-based Team Drone Competition for ages 11+ and other upcoming events

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New York Agency Touts Progress Using Drones For Conservation, Emergency Response Work

October 2, 2017

Officials with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation are touting their efforts to use drones as a part of their environmental management and emergency response efforts.

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First Part of 50-Mile Central New York Drone Air Corridor Launched

September 29, 2017

Officials on Thursday launched what they touted as the first air corridor in the nation where unmanned aerial vehicles can safely fly beyond line of sight for testing and development.

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New York’s Drone Superhighway Officially Launches

September 29, 2017

Showcasing technology that could help usher in the era of commercial drones, the first phase of New York’s 50-mile long drone test corridor took place Thursday at Griffiss International Airport in Rome,...

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Sends Drones to Puerto Rico

September 28, 2017

The agency's team will help with natural disaster relief, recovery and more.

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Gryphon Sensors Introduces Mobile Skylight

September 28, 2017

Gryphon Sensors showed off it's Mobile Skylight vehicle Thursday at Griffiss International Airport that can coordinate the efforts of multiple drones in a search and rescue operation–or shut out drones...

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CNY Company Fights Dangerous Risk of Drone Hacking

September 28, 2017

During a demonstration of the completion of Phase 1 for the small unmanned aircraft corridor starting at Griffiss International Airport Thursday, Assured Information Security (AIS) out of Rome demonstrated the...

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NASA to Partner with Griffiss Airport on Drone Testing; Corridor Gets its First Test

September 28, 2017

The drone testing program out of Griffiss airport in Rome has an important new partner.  NASA has agreed to gather information on testing and submit it to the FAA to...

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Drones & Healthcare | Page 16

September 15, 2017

The integration of drones into medicine is just beginning. The practical ability to deliver blood and medications quickly and more economically to remote areas like the Amazon, Africa, and rural...

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SRC hiring 80 new employees as drone defense business takes off

August 31, 2017

SRC Inc., headquartered on Round Pond Road in Cicero, says it will likely double its workforce in the next five years.

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Racing Drone Donated to STEM Group

August 22, 2017

SwellPro, manufacturer of the water-proof Mariner drone and Splash Pro drone, recently joined the CNY Drones list of sponsors with the donation of a Swift 2 Racing Drone and transmitter.

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GENIUS NY Presents Drones Over Downtown.

August 15, 2017

See how Central New York companies use drones and fly one yourself.

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Airspace Integration: How Commercial Drone Operators Can Play A Role And Affect Change

August 7, 2017

One year after the Small UAS Rule (Part 107) took effect lawmakers and commercial drone operators are still learning to share the National Airspace and integrate drones to their fullest potential.

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Amazon Is Thinking About Building Mobile Drone Stations On Trains, Vans, And Boats

August 6, 2017

Amazon is heavily investing in drones, and one day hopes to use the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to revolutionise deliveries.

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Hybrid Drones Carry Heavier Payloads For Greater Distances

August 4, 2017

Coming to market this fall, the hybrid drones could help make drone package-delivery a reality, and enhance capabilities for crop imaging, military surveillance, emergency response, and remote infrastructure inspection, among...

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Startup Soars With LEGO Drones

August 3, 2017

Learning opportunities abound. Builders gain insight into the aerodynamics of the drone’s fan, the electromechanics necessary to control a motor, and flight basics including balance and feedback.

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How to get One Million Dollars for your Drone Startup Idea

August 2, 2017

Genius NY director, Jon Parry, brings Jimmy Halliday, Aviation Director at AutoModality, and Sasi Viswanathan, co-founder of Akrobotix—both Genius NY portfolio companies—to the Commercial Drones FM podcast.

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University of Michigan to Build $800K Outdoor Drone Test Lab

August 2, 2017

Expansion coming to its drone-testing facilities with the addition of a four-story netted enclosure where students and researchers can operate drones with fewer Federal Aviation Administration compliance requirements.

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Gryphon Sensors Unveils Drone-Tracking System

August 2, 2017

Gryphon Sensors, a company of SRC Inc. in Cicero, has developed a mobile unmanned traffic-management (UTM) system called mobile skylight.

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NUAIR Selects Bousquet Holstein as its Corporate General Counsel

August 1, 2017

Bousquet Holstein will assist NUAIR with its efforts to develop and implement the UAS secure autonomous flight environment (U-SAFE) initiative, the law firm said in a news release.

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Two Months Left to Apply for GENIUS NY 2.0

August 1, 2017

Applications for GENIUS NY 2.0 are due in exactly 2 months. Complete step 1 of the application (quick and easy) and you're one step closer to the $1 million grand prize!

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Army Adds $11M to Contract with SRC of Cicero to Battle Low-Flying Drones

August 1, 2017

A system developed by SRC Inc. that detects and defeats small, low-flying drones is continuing to pay big dividends for the company based in Syracuse's northern suburb

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Unmanned Aircraft Testing at New York UAS Test Site

July 26, 2017

The New York Griffiss UAS Test Site (Griffiss) has successfully completed a three-week national campaign in conjunction with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to further test and refine...

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Drone Demo: Smelter Gets Bird’s-Eye Search For Potential Cleanup Issues

July 26, 2017

Drones are becoming ubiquitous, not only on battlefields, but also soaring over communities and specific locations, such as the former Quincy Smelting Works site in Ripley.

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Central New York Company Creating System to Spot Potential Drone Threats

July 25, 2017

Central New York is quickly becoming a hub for all things drones, but as drones become part of our daily lives, questions have been raised about the safety and security...

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Drone STEM Summer Camp at Griffiss International Airport

July 21, 2017

Marcus Smith, right, flies a drone through an obstacle course Friday, July 12, 2017 as instructor Bill Judycki looks on during the Drone STEM Camp at Griffiss International Airport.

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NIAS And SkyOp Partner On Drone Workforce Development Training Program

July 19, 2017

FAA-Designated Nevada UAS Test Site and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) have entered into a partnership with New York based training and education provider, SkyOp LLC, to offer drone training programs and courseware...

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College Sees Big Opportunities in Drone Technology

July 18, 2017

Drone technology is already helping SUNY Cortland educate the next generation of geographers, sociologists and entrepreneurs.

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Will a drone save your life? The answer is coming sooner than you think

July 17, 2017

The uses for unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture are now more abundant than ever. From checking cattle to studying crop yields, the use of drones by many in agriculture is...

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Walmart to Start Testing Delivery Drones at CNY Airport

July 14, 2017

Someday in the not too distant future, you may be sitting in your living room when a drone drops off a package you ordered from Walmart or Amazon or Google.

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Walmart Commissioning Griffiss For Drone Delivery Research

July 13, 2017

ROME — Drone delivery service just got a little closer to becoming a reality — at least for Walmart. The Oneida County Legislature Wednesday approved two resolutions that will allow the...

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Walmart To Launch Drone Delivery Test At Griffiss

July 13, 2017

In the world of drone delivery, Walmart would like to start offering this as a delivery option. Walmart is launching drone testing at Griffiss in Rome. 

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Drone Technology and Usage: Current Uses and Future Drone Technology

July 13, 2017

Whether you call them Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Miniature Pilotless Aircraft or Flying Mini Robots, drones are rapidly growing in popularity.

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Airport Expansion Shows Endless Possibilities at Griffiss

July 5, 2017

When Oneida County Aviation Commissioner Russell Stark asked for $600,000 from the Oneida County Legislature at last month’s meeting, it was to move Griffiss International Airport forward, again.

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New York State Fair Drone Film Festival

July 4, 2017

The Great New York State Fair will be adding a drone film competition to their many offerings in 2017. The NYS Fair runs from Wednesday, August 23 through Monday, September 4.

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Facebook Drone Could One Day Provide Global Internet Access

July 3, 2017

 A solar-powered drone backed by Facebook (FB) that could one day provide worldwide internet access has quietly completed a test flight in Arizona after an earlier attempt ended with a...