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
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
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
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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.
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