Airborne Wireless Network (OTCQB: ABWN) has announced that the company´s FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) recently received approval from the FAA to coordinate the company´s proprietary 10 Gbps Hybrid RF-controlled and FSO-linked flight testing, the company said.
The FAA approval enables the company to proceed with the modification and installation of its Infinitus Super HighwaySM equipment onto two Cessna 172 flight test aircraft. In addition, the FAA has provided concurrence with the proposed flight test routing and flight test operating area.
Since its initial May 31, 2017 RF test flights, the company has expanded on its original US Patent No. 6,285,878 B1 and has worked to increase the precision of its aircraft-locating abilities, which the company intends to verify in this demonstration using proprietary predictive algorithms.
The company intends to create a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking commercial aircraft in flight. It is projected that each aircraft participating in the network will act as an airborne repeater or router, sending and receiving broadband signals from one aircraft to the next and creating a digital information superhighway in the sky. The company intends the network to be a high-speed broadband Internet pipeline to improve coverage and connectivity. The company does not intend to provide retail customer coverage to end users, but, instead, act as a wholesale carrier with target customers, such as Internet service providers and telephone companies.