September 21, 2014
As of September 20, 2014, AST has been awarded its twelfth patent as the company continues to grow its ground-breaking aircraft-connected SafeLand™ fleet technology. AST’s SafeLand™ software is the first-ever technology designed to leverage the availability of real time data to monitor and measure aircraft systems–such as speed brakes, spoilers, flaps, and hydraulic and mechanical braking systems–and many physical parameters–such as speed, deceleration, temperature, pressure, and wind– in order to accurately report true aircraft runway surface characteristics, true braking friction, cornering friction, and tire and brake wear. This information has significant value to pilots, airline cargo and flight operations centers, airports, and air traffic control centers.
The Company’s recently approved patents to date include the following: