Griffis International Airport en Syracuse Airport Home For Remote Drone Pilots <p>Military drones piloted from Syracuse attack targets in Afghanistan. Griffiss airport in Rome tapped to test the safety of commercial drones.&nbsp; With little fanfare upstate New York has become central to adaptation of unmanned aerial vehicles. Last night, the controversy over drones came to Utica. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:25:00 +0000 Jon Kealy 87870 at Syracuse Airport Home For Remote Drone Pilots NY Senators Petition FAA <p>New York's U.S. Senators have stepped in hoping to stave off the June 15th closure of two airport control towers in Central New York.</p><p>Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are asking Washington to keep Griffiss International Airport in Oneida County and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport in Tompkins County open. The Senators wrote to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta encouraging him to keep the towers open --- they say the towers are essential to the Central New York economy and to security in the Northeast.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:54:51 +0000 Dave Lucas 62939 at NY Senators Petition FAA FAA Tower Closures Include Two in New York <p>The Federal Aviation Administration has decided which federal contract air-traffic control towers will close. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the closures come because of required cuts under sequestration.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Transportation’s FAA decided that 149 federal contract towers will close beginning April 7 as part of the agency’s sequestration implementation plan. The number is 40 fewer than initially thought, and does not include control towers that are federally staffed.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:11:13 +0000 Allison Dunne 60625 at FAA Tower Closures Include Two in New York