The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR), a coalition of New York and Massachusetts aerospace and academic institutions, has signed a new collaboration agreement with commercial drone operations company Measure.
According to the companies, the partnership will enhance capabilities at the federal unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site run by NUAIR at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y.
Measure has begun working with NUAIR and will establish on-site operations in May. Measure currently provides full-service inspections, drone data analysis, training and software for corporate clients across a range of applications.
In addition, NUAIR will support Measure with its commercial integration efforts in central New York by connecting the company with local businesses, focusing on utilities looking to start drone operations in the region. NUAIR and Measure will be working side-by-side to establish relationships and facilitate business development and growth in the area.
“Measure is joining a cohort of world-class companies with capabilities that include surveillance, remote identification, [UAS traffic management] certification, and operations center integration and control, and who are focused on developing the New York UAS test site at Griffiss International Airport into a global-use facility,” says Major General Marke F. “Hoot” Gibson (ret), CEO of the NUAIR Alliance.
“Across thousands of commercial flight operations in a range of industries, Measure has worked hard to perfect UAS operational procedures that maximize safety and value for our customers,” adds Brandon Torres Declet, co-founder and CEO of Measure. “We are very excited to share these learnings and offer our unique perspective with NUAIR and partner organizations to advance the further integration of UAS into the national airspace system.”