Flyterra is the first company to test commercial drones in the U.S.

It’s only been a few days since the Federal Aviation Administration approved drone testing in six states but one company has already started. Flyterra, a New York City-based drone company, will be testing commercial drones at the FAA approved in New York. 

Just days after the Federal Aviation Administration announced the six states where businesses could test drones, the site in New York is ready to announce its first client. The site’s operator, NUAIR, is made up of private companies, New York universities, and military entities, and is set to announce today that Flyterra, a New York City-based drone company, will become the first client at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY, according to The Post-Standard, based in Syracuse. Sen. Chuck Schumer and US Rep. Dan Maffei are expected to make the announcement sometime today at Syracuse University. Neither Schumer nor Maffei’s offices responded to request for comment from Motherboard. The Associated Press is reporting that Schumer will push the FAA to allow New York’s test site to become one of the first to become operational. 

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