Airborne Wireless Network (OTC: ABWN) has received an FAA project number for its supplemental type certificate (STC) application to install a broadband transceiver system on Boeing 757-200 aircraft, the company said.
The company said it considers receiving this project number as a major milestone, as it is the first STC application for the company´s contemplated broadband wireless network, trademarked as Infinitus super highway.
Airborne Wireless said it plans to expand on this initial Boeing 757-200 certification and utilize the data to file multiple STCs, which will certify the Infinitus super highway on other of the world´s common commercial aircraft types, including Boeing 737, Boeing 787 and Airbus A320/21 series aircraft.
As the other STC applications are approved by the FAA, the Airborne said it plans to find an aircraft industry partner to market the its approved system on as many aircraft and airlines as possible, to create a reliable robust network.
Airborne Wireless Network said it intends to create a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking commercial aircraft in flight. 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 superhighway in the sky.