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AIRPORT V 22 OICE, DECEMBER 2019
Drone deliveries gain altitude
Flight mgmt. system supported
In November of 2016, in an effort to advance the burgeoning UAS industry in
Central New York, Governor Cuomo announced a $30 million state investment
to develop the 50-mile fl ight traffi c management system between Syracuse and
the NYS UAS Test Site at Griffi ss International Airport in Rome. Many local
and international companies performed ground breaking work on the development
and deployment of this system, including SRC, the C&S Companies, AX
Enterprises, Unifl y, Thales, OneSky, ANRA and Airmap. Air Canada of Canada
conducted drone delivery systems earlier at Griffi ss and is now ahead of the U.S.
in commercial deliveries scenarios.
Additionally, in support of the growing drone industry in the region, NUAIR
is launching the NY UAS Public Private Partnership Program (NYFLY), which
is aimed at spurring the adoption of UAS technologies into state and local government
operations. The fi rst in the nation competition will encourage and seed
partnerships between public entities and fi rms to advance a series of priority
use cases, including but not limited to: First responders and public safety; Infrastructure
inspection and construction;Counter UAS and critical infrastructure
protection; Forest and environmental monitoring; Public Health; and, Statewide
UTM adoption and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) infrastructure.
NUAIR will open NYFLY to the fi rst round of pilot project applications in
early 2020. Additional details on NYFLY will be announced in the coming
Drones will soon
share skies with
Congress H.R. 4753
Seeks to prohibit Chinese drone products’
This Congressional House bill has advanced through the Homeland Security
Committee with support of Representatives who wish to shield Chinese technology
drone products from being purchased by the Department of Homeland
According to sponsor Representative Dan Crenshaw (R0TX) “We’re seeing
the impact drones have on foreign relations play out in real time,” said Crenshaw.
“This technology continues to pioneer a new frontier, but we cannot ignore
the threats it poses to the homeland. Our bill ensures American drone
technology will be free from Chinese infl uence, which is crucial because it’s
been demonstrated time after time that we cannot trust Chinese technology in
sensitive national security hardware.”
SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON OPERATION OR PROCUREMENT OF FOREIGNMADE
UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS.
(a) Prohibition On Agency Operation Or Procurement.—The Secretary of
Homeland Security may not operate, provide fi nancial assistance for, or enter
into or renew a contract for the procurement of—
(1) an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that (A) is manufactured in a covered
foreign country or by a corporation domiciled in a covered foreign country; (B)
uses fl ight controllers, radios, data transmission devices, cameras, or gimbals
manufactured in a covered foreign country or by a corporation domiciled in a
covered foreign country; (C) uses a ground control system or operating software
developed in a covered foreign country or by a corporation domiciled in a covered
foreign country; or (D) uses network connectivity or data storage located
in or administered by a corporation domiciled in a covered foreign country; or
(2) a system manufactured in a covered foreign country or by a corporation
domiciled in a covered foreign country for the detection or identifi cation of covered
unmanned aircraft systems.
(1) COVERED FOREIGN COUNTRY.—The term “covered foreign country”
means a country labeled as a strategic competitor in the “Summary of the 2018
National Defense Strategy of the United States of America: Sharpening the
American Military’s Competitive Edge” issued by the Department of Defense
pursuant to section 113 of title 10, United States Code.
The one company most affected by this ban would be DJI which produces
about 70 percent of the world’s commercial drones.