TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (TSX-V: SNA)
("Star" or the "Company"), a leading edge technology company focused on
providing Aerospace Solutions to assist aviation operators worldwide discusses
As reported in the Singapore Straits Times on 12 June 2009, Pierre J.
Jeanniot reminded Agence France-Presse that technology has evolved and the
current flight recorders, the so called "Black Boxes", are obsolete. Mr.
Jeanniot, former President and CEO of Air Canada and former Director General
and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), was one of the
pioneers of the original flight data recorder, some forty years ago.
Mr. Jeanniot pointed out that in the past there have unfortunately been
several cases where even though the flight data recorders have been recovered,
the "Black Box" had been so badly damaged that much of the data had been
destroyed or very difficult to interpret.
Mr. Jeanniot said that a cost-effective automatic system for real-time
data transmission exists. Today, it is possible not only to transmit data when
specific malfunction occurs, but the system can also be programmed so that in
the event of a serious malfunction, it will transmit all data and cockpit
communication non-stop. The substantial reduction in satellite communication
costs makes such a system relatively inexpensive to operate.
Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (TSX-V: SNA) continues to refine its
In-Flight Monitoring System ("ISMS(TM)" or "Terrastar: RTM(TM)" Real-time
Monitoring) - as a successor to the traditional "Black Box".
Utilizing Star's patented technology, the ISMS(TM) system has been fully
developed, extensively tested in normal commercial aviation settings, and is
commercially available. Such a system allows operators to define the frequency
of reports, while retaining the override ability to respond immediately to
so-called "Mayday" situations. The systems' capability of sending immediate
alerts in case of a significant divergence from acceptable system parameters
allows for proactive action by Operations and Maintenance Centers.
Additionally, the flight performance information captured and transmitted
by ISMS(TM) can provide a dynamic view of the overall behavior of the aircraft
at a given time during flight operations.
For location information, the system uses on-board GPS equipment and
standard aircraft systems to validate data integrity, and then transmit the
information via satellite to the ground on a pre-determined or automatic
(Please see Star's website www.star-navigation.com for more information).
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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