Following the Federal Aviation Administration's selection of six national unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test site operators, Syracuse, N.Y.-based Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR) has found its first customer in New York City-based UAS company Flyterra.
NUAIR is a regional alliance of public and private entities and academic institutions. According to Syracuse.com, Flyterra has come to terms with NUAIR to be the consortium's first client from private industry. The news website adds that NUAIR's test ranges will be based at Griffiss International Airport in north-central New York and Joint Base Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
Syracuse.com notes that ‘Flyterra's goal is to become a major operator of mini-drones that provide high-resolution imagery for customers in the agriculture, mining, natural gas and oil industries. Its drones can be used for aerial surveys of pipelines, electrical lines and related infrastructure.’