Airborne Wireless Network and Air Lease Corporation have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for a strategic marketing partnership for a broadband wireless network, called the “Infinitus Super Highway.”
Airborne Wireless Network (AWN) is developing the “Infinitus Super Highway”, which could provide a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking commercial aircraft in flight as repeaters.
These would send and receive broadband signals from one aircraft to another, effectively, using commercial aircraft as “mini-satellites”.
AWN plans to create a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking commercial aircraft in flight.
Each aircraft participating in the network would 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.
The company intends the network to be a high-speed broadband internet pipeline to improve coverage connectivity.
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AWN believes that the company’s airborne digital highway is the logical solution to fill the world’s connectivity void.
The network, once developed, could provide low-cost, high-speed connectivity to rural areas, island nations, ships at sea, oil platforms, in addition to connectivity to commercial and private aircraft in flight.
Under the terms of the agreement, Air Lease Corporation will act as the exclusive marketing agent and use its extensive network of airline customers to market the “Infinitus Super Highway” to multiple airline customers throughout the world.
Jason T. de Mos, Vice President of Business Development and Aviation Compliance, said: “Air Lease Corporation is one of the world’s largest aircraft leasing companies.
“We are excited that they are on board to market our system to their worldwide airline customers and to introduce us to manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus with the goal of having our equipment pre-wired on new aircraft.
“Our collaboration will be a big step toward making our vision a reality, as we believe our airborne digital highway is the logical solution to fill the world’s connectivity void.
“This partnership is a perfect fit for our strategy and will contribute significantly to the future of airborne wireless.”
ALC is an aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California that has airline customers throughout the world.