• Airborne Wireless Network
    Developer of the world's first and only
    Airborne Wholesale Carrier Network
  • Airborne Wireless Network
    is poised to create the future of airborne connectivity.
    The Network was conceived almost twenty years ago at a time
    when fast Internet was a luxury only few could afford.
    The Network was conceived by a forward-thinking
    entrepreneur, who had the vision of creating a
    global, "Data-pipeline", or "Airborne Digital Superhighway"
    providing worldwide broadband connectivity
    using commercial aircraft.
  • Airborne Wireless Network
    For its Wholesale Carrier Network,
    AWN intends to use commercial aircraft as "mini-satellites".
    The Network is configured with robust meshed-redundancy.
    The two most significant advantages over traditional single-link
    satellite / cell-tower-based technologies are:
    1. Greater throughput
    2. Nearly 100% real-time (not store and forward)

Wholesale Carrier Network

For its Wholesale Carrier Network, AWN intends to use commercial aircraft as “mini-satellites”. The company’s primary target customer-base will be worldwide data and communications service providers.
 

AWN's primary advantages

Global Service

Upon successful development, AWN’s Wholesale Carrier Network would be the first and only true airborne broadband pipeline, providing connectivity for worldwide broadband carrier services using commercial aircraft.

Patented Technology

In 1998, during the pioneering days of wireless data-connectivity, the Network's inventor submitted a patent application to the US patent and trademark office, and on September 4, 2001, US patent number US 6,285,878 B1 was granted. A few days later, an event occurred, which changed the airline industry and which would delay development of this disruptive technology for a number of years. In 2016, AWN acquired this patent and intends to further develop and deploy this technology

Advanced Wireless Technology

When AWN’s patent was granted, the wireless (radio) technology to enable implementation of the network did not exist in the commercial realm. Hence, “in-house development” or prohibitively expensive advanced military communication-equipment were the only options. Today much of what is required is readily available. The equipment just needs to be packaged “purpose-specific”, to comply with FAA and FCC regulations.

A virtual airborne “worldwide web”

Because it is a meshed network, it is like a web where all nodes are connected via multiple links. With traditional “single link-systems”, such as most cell-tower and satellite systems. There are no single points of failure (there is nearly always another aircraft, ship or earth-station within range of an aircraft).

Real-time performance - not “store and forward”

Nearly 100% real-time (not store and forward). Traditional technologies suffer from “single points of failure”. In AWN's Network if a link is interrupted, the signal is redirected to the next participating aircraft, ship, or earth-station in the chain. AWN’s system is designed with the security of meshed, redundant data-paths.

Easy to update, upgrade or servicing

As new software becomes available, the system can be easily updated. When new and more efficient data-transmission technologies emerge, upgrading AWN’s system can be as easy as replacing a single module, and the system is ready for “the future”. The Network is never obsolete. Satellite technology, on the other hand, in most cases, has already been surpassed by the time a satellite is launched. These cannot be upgraded or serviced once launched.

No Space Junk

Unlike satellites, which can be disabled or knocked out of orbit by space-junk, AWN’s system operates in a safe and controlled environment, typically between 20,000 and 40,000 feet (6,000-12,000 m). Space junk has been known to cause serious damage to commercial and military satellites. The proposed launch of thousands more satellites translates to huge amounts of additional space-junk. Scientists estimate that by 2025 over 2 billion pieces of manmade space junk could be orbiting the earth, jeopardizing the future manned space travel.

Proposed Space-junk Management (video)
Space Junk – Critical Density (article)

Summary of core AWN features

Airborne Wireless Network is developing a fully meshed network, while current technologies only allow for a “single path” solution.

What is the difference between single path and fully meshed networks?

Multiple Paths

In a single-path network, there is only one way (path) a signal reaches an aircraft. If this path is interrupted, the system fails. To illustrate this, imagine a single road between the East and West Coasts. If one of the bridges is washed out, one would not be able to reach his/her destination until it was repaired

Meshed Network

In a fully meshed network, signals come in from multiple directions. The system will route signals around any “obstructions” and “real-time connectivity” is maintained. In layman’s terms, because we have a choice of many highways between the coasts, we can drive around the washed out bridge and reach our destination.

No Single Point Of Failure

Besides mechanical problems which constitute “single points of failure”, Satellites (in aeronautical applications more likely their up-links, than their down-links), and fixed-point ground stations can be affected by heavy rain. The “right size” rain-drops can completely absorb or block a radio signal. The Network dynamically assigns a path around the “obstructions”, providing a solid path, regardless of the presence of weather systems.

Patented Technology


Management

J. Edward Daniels

President

30 years of experience as a successful real estate investor. B.A. in Business Administration from Oakland University in Michigan.

Michael "Mike" Warren

CEO

Mike brings over 40 years of proven leadership and management into Airborne Wireless Network. He possesses an extensive background in operational and program management in both the government and the private sector.

Jason de Mos

VP Business Development and Compliance

Career aviation professional. 7000 flight hours as airline Captain. Certified Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor. Manage compliance with FAA, TSA, NTSB and FCC.

Earle Olson

VP Industry Relations

35 years of experience in business development. 24 years with Tyco Electronics in aerospace and defense. Background in airborne inflight entertainment and networking. Connect ABWN to the Airline customers and partners.

Marius de Mos

VP Technical Affairs and Development

Instrumental part of the team that developed the first FAA approved airborne in-cabin wireless commercial telephone system Airfone, later called GTE Airfone. Has an extensive background in worldwide telecommunications to assure the deployment of the Infinitus system.

Advisory Board

Alex Sandel

Chairman ABWN Advisory Board

Co-founded Packard Bell Computers. Grew company from concept to 50% of the retail PC market with $3 billion in revenue. 8,000 retail outlets - 120 countries worldwide.

Consultants

C. Neal Monte

Chief FAA Consultant

Certified FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER). Experienced airframe manufacturer experience with Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, and Airbus Industries.

Partners

Concept Development, Inc.

Airborne Equipment Manufacturing Partner

CDI (Concept Development, Inc.) is a California based company that designs and manufactures products for many well-known aerospace companies. Specializes in In-Flight Entertainment Systems

In-Flight Canada

Aircraft System Design and Installation Partner

IFC (In-Flight Canada) is Canada-based company that designs and manufactures products for well-known aerospace companies.

Jet Midwest Group

FAA Test-Aircraft Partner

JMW (Jet Midwest Group) refurbishes, resells or re-leases aircraft to well-known airlines around the world.

Investors

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4115 Guardian Street, Suite C
Simi Valley, CA 93063

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