AN IASA Original Idea Takes to the Air

Star Successfully Completes Installation on 737-700



TORONTO, ONTARIO, Jun 16, 2004 (CCNMatthews via COMTEX) -- Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. ("Star Navigation") (TSX VENTURE:SNA), the developer of the In-Flight Safety Monitoring System(TM) (ISMS(TM)) has successfully installed and tested the ISMS(TM) on an Air Sahara 737-700 aircraft in India. This milestone for Star Navigation also marks the first time in history that flight data of a commercial aircraft has been monitored in real time while in-flight.

The Star team worked diligently with the Air Sahara team of engineers in order to complete the ISMS(TM) installation. The installation is the first phase in the agreement signed this January, whereby a successful implementation of the system will pave the way for installations on 15 aircraft in the Air Sahara fleet.

A delighted Viraf Kapadia, CEO of Star, said "All systems are go. The maiden flight on Monday June 7th 2004 immediately began transmitting real time data, which was received live via satellite. It was monitored by Star's Toronto office, by the DGCA (Director General Civil Aviation, India) officials, as well as by Air Sahara management from Quality Control, Engineering, Flight Safety, and others."

Hilary Vieira, Star's President & Technical Director said, "We, the Star team, have made history with the cooperation of Air Sahara with this successful initial flight. This is the first stage in the commercialization of the ISMS(TM), and this maiden installation also signifies a quantum leap in the real time monitoring of aircraft. The ISMS(TM) will provide significant cost savings to airlines, and markedly improve the safety and security of passengers and crew".

Final certification for the installation is expected by the end of June from Transport Canada. This will allow the system to be fully activated. Once activated, real time live data will be relayed to the Star Navigation Ground Control Center located in Toronto, Canada, and will be available to Air Sahara personnel in India. Automatic reports and analysis of the data will begin immediately after the activation of the system, marking the first time such a system will be available for the commercial aerospace sector.

Certain statements contained in this News Release constitute forward-looking statements. When used in this document, the words "may", "would", "could", "will" and similar expressions, as they relate to Star or its management are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Star's current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause Star's actual performance or achievements to vary from those described herein. Should one or more of these factors or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Star does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd.
Hilary Vieira
President
416-252-2889 x32
E-mail: Hilary.Vieira@star-navigation.com


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Another IASA invention (Iridian/Roadshow in April 1999). These guys have taken just over 5 years to get it into service. I wonder how (if at all) this development will affect the mooted changes underway in DFDR's,  CVR's  and combo units?

It only took them 4 years to get DREADLE onto an airport [GulfPort/Biloxi Intl]

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jun 16, 2004) - Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. ("Star Navigation") (TSX VENTURE:SNA - News), the developer of the In-Flight Safety Monitoring System(TM) (ISMS(TM)) has successfully installed and tested the ISMS(TM) on an Air Sahara 737-700 aircraft in India. This milestone for Star Navigation also marks the first time in history that flight data of a commercial aircraft has been monitored in real time while in-flight.

The Star team worked diligently with the Air Sahara team of engineers in order to complete the ISMS(TM) installation. The installation is the first phase in the agreement signed this January, whereby a successful implementation of the system will pave the way for installations on 15 aircraft in the Air Sahara fleet.

A delighted Viraf Kapadia, CEO of Star, said "All systems are go. The maiden flight on Monday June 7th 2004 immediately began transmitting real time data, which was received live via satellite. It was monitored by Star's Toronto office, by the DGCA (Director General Civil Aviation, India) officials, as well as by Air Sahara management from Quality Control, Engineering, Flight Safety, and others."

Hilary Vieira, Star's President & Technical Director said, "We, the Star team, have made history with the cooperation of Air Sahara with this successful initial flight. This is the first stage in the commercialization of the ISMS(TM), and this maiden installation also signifies a quantum leap in the real time monitoring of aircraft. The ISMS(TM) will provide significant cost savings to airlines, and markedly improve the safety and security of passengers and crew".

Final certification for the installation is expected by the end of June from Transport Canada. This will allow the system to be fully activated. Once activated, real time live data will be relayed to the Star Navigation Ground Control Center located in Toronto, Canada, and will be available to Air Sahara personnel in India. Automatic reports and analysis of the data will begin immediately after the activation of the system, marking the first time such a system will be available for the commercial aerospace sector.

Certain statements contained in this News Release constitute forward-looking statements. When used in this document, the words "may", "would", "could", "will" and similar expressions, as they relate to Star or its management are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Star's current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause Star's actual performance or achievements to vary from those described herein. Should one or more of these factors or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Star does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Contact:
Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd.
Hilary Vieira
President
Phone: 416-252-2889 x32
E-mail: Hilary.Vieira@star-navigation.com
 

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