TORONTO, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (TSX-V: SNA)
("Star" or the "Company"), a leading edge technology company focused on
providing Aerospace Solutions, both hardware and software platforms, to assist
aviation operators worldwide, is pleased to announce that India's Directorate
General of Civil Aviation ("DGCA") has contacted the Indian Ministry of
Communication & Information Technology, Department of Telecommunication
(WPC-Wing) and has formally requested consideration of applications by airline
operators for the allotment of required bandwidth for use with Star's
TERRASTAR:Real-Time Monitoring System(TM).
This request not only demonstrates DGCA support for Star's
TERRASTAR:Real-Time Monitoring technology, but also underlines the working
relationship that Star has with the Indian aviation authorities.
Mr. Dale F. Sparks, Chief Technical Officer of Star Navigation Systems
Group Ltd. stated, "We see great opportunity in the S.E Asia/Pacific aviation
sector, and it is a significant part of our overall strategy. Acquiring the
necessary bandwidth for communications is critical to our success in this
market and it begins with regulatory approvals from the relevant government
departments and ministries. Therefore, we approached this directive very
tactfully and ambitiously."
The request for bandwidth is a necessary step in the process of getting
Star's technology installed on aircraft in the region.
Mr. Kapadia, Chairman and CEO of Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd.
stated, "This is in keeping with our recent initiatives in India and South
East Asia. We are in the process of opening an office in New Delhi, in order
to take advantage of the growth in aviation services in the region. Although
airlines worldwide face significant challenges, a recent Airports Authority of
India forecast predicts a 21.6% annual increase in Indian passenger traffic
(domestic and international) over the next 5 years."(Source: Centre for Asia
Pacific Aviation, and Airports Authority of India). Kapadia continued, "This
is a good example of the reception of our exclusively licensed, patented
technology. We are pleased with both the tone and the significance of the
DGCA's recent actions with respect to our system."
About Star Navigation:
Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (www.star-navigation.com) owns the
exclusive worldwide license to its proprietary, patented In-flight Safety
Monitoring System, the first system in the world to feature in-flight
data-analysis, monitoring and diagnostics with a real-time connection between
aircraft and ground. Its real-time capability of tracking performance-trends
and predicting incident-occurrence enhances aviation safety and improves fleet
management while reducing costs for the operator.
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