Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance

Leading the research and deployment technologies
for safe UAS operations in the nation's airspace.

Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance

The NUAIR Alliance is a New York based not-for-profit coalition of more than 200 private and public entities and academic institutions working together to operate and oversee Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) testing in New York, Massachusetts and Michigan. Headquartered in Syracuse, NY, NUAIR supports the New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY, one of just seven FAA-designated UAS test sites in the United States. We are at the forefront of public policy development, commercialization, and integration of UAS technology.



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Leading the research and deployment technologies for safe UAS operations in the nation’s airspace.

Capabilities & Resources:

Manage the unprecedented financial investment from New York State for Project U-SAFE focused on Beyond Visual Line of Site (BVLOS) operations to include:

  • $35 million for the world’s first 50 mile UTM corridor between Syracuse and Rome
  • National UAS Standardized Testing and Rating Facility (NUSTAR)


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Lead organization in UAS Central: The ecosystem in New York State which includes unmatched public-private partnerships, resources for start-ups and businesses, innovation and testing, private industry, education partners and policy development

  • Genius NY Partner; Largest startup business accelerator for UAS
  • Leading UAS Integration, Standards & Certification
  • 50 Mile (80 km) Drone Testing Corridor
  • UTM Collaboration with FAA and NASA
  • BVLOS infrastructure to support any UAS Platform and System
  • Significant New York State Investments and adoption of drone technology
  • Industry-University Partnerships
  • Strategic Northeast US Location

Join the NUAIR Alliance and connect with 200+ partners committed to supporting the UAS industry