Airborne Wireless Network (OTC QB: ABWN) has submitted its application and related documentation to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for initial certification for a civilian air-to-air communication system, the company said.
The company said the application is for a supplemental type certificate (STC) for a broadband transceiver system to be installed in Boeing 757-200 aircraft. The new system provides a chain of airborne repeaters providing communications along the entire flight paths. The purpose of the new project is to replace low-earth orbit (LEO) communication satellites with broadband wireless communications networks linking aircraft to aircraft and ground stations.
The company said it intends to expand on this initial certification program to include multiple aircraft types, including all major airframes actively flying in the worlds airline fleets.
Airborne Wireless Network, a development stage company, focuses on selling hard-to-find ergonomic products for the physically disabled. The company was formerly known as Ample-Tee, Inc. and changed its name to Airborne Wireless Network in May 2016.