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AST Receives Eighth Patent

April 3, 2014

AST Receives Eighth Patent

Aviation Safety Technologies, LLC (“AST”) announced that it received its eighth patent on its ground breaking aircraft-connected SafeLand™ fleet technology. On April 2, 2013, AST was notified by the USPTO that United States Patent No. 8412434 was issued for the following: “Method and device of calculating aircraft braking friction and other relating landing performance parameters based on the data received from aircraft’s on board flight data management system.”

AST’s SafeLand™ runway reporting technology uses aircraft data, either computed on board the aircraft or via a networked server, as well as environmental data and a tire/surface algorithm, to deliver total available friction values that are independent of airplane type.

The Company’s other patents to date include the following: