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Airborne Wireless Network Receives FAA Approval to Conduct Cessna Flight Tests

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Airborne Wireless Network (OTCQB: ABWN) (the "Company") is pleased to announce 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. 

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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.      

"This is a significant milestone for the Company as it will be a first-of-its-kind demonstration," said Michael Warren, CEO of Airborne Wireless Network. "The goal of this demonstration is to test how quickly the Company's patent-pending algorithms can resynchronize the optical link and transfer large data files.  Our sophisticated software technology will be used to take thousands of samples and calculate the precise location of each aircraft assigned to the mesh network. We think of our FSO technology as fiber optics without the fiber."

Since its initial May 31, 2017 RF test flights, the Company has expanded on its original U.S. 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.

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About Airborne Wireless Network
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.

Currently, the world's connectivity is achieved by use of undersea cables, ground based fiber and satellites. The Company believes that the Company's airborne digital highway may be a solution to fill the world's connectivity void. Once the network is developed and fully implemented, its uses may be limitless. The Company's network, once developed, should 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.

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