Congressman Richard Hanna say the House has voted to authorize the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR) test site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome to continue testing through September 2019.

Griffiss is one of six FAA test sites for unmanned aircraft across the country.

“This is tremendous news for Griffiss,” Hanna said. “Extending the program through September 2019 creates certainty and stability for this emerging market and the exciting work that’s being conducted right here in Rome. We have one of the most important test sites in the nation because NUAIR is observing how to integrate unmanned vehicles into the highly congested Northeast air space. I am pleased to see that this work will continue for nearly three more years.

The unmanned test flight extension is part of a larger FAA authorization that's set to expire on Friday.

The bill now moves to the Senate.