TSX Venture Exchange Symbol: SNA
TORONTO, Aug. 29 /CNW/ - Mr. Dale F. Sparks, Chief Technology Officer of
Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. ("Star"), is pleased to announce that
Transport Canada has issued the Operational Supplementary Type Certificate
("STC") required in order to commence the PIA trial and evaluation of Star's
In-Flight Safety Monitoring System ("TERRASTAR(TM)"). This is the final
clearance required and allows full commercial operation of the TERRASTAR(TM)
system in a normal passenger service type of environment.
Mr. Sparks said "This was the quickest STC approval for a full
configuration in our history. We're very excited at the opportunity to
activate the TERRASTAR(TM) system and begin the trial with PIA. The personnel
from Star and from Pakistan International Airlines have put in a tremendous
amount of effort and have done an excellent job getting us to this stage. Both
organizations are anxious for the trial to begin, so that we can witness the
benefits and measure the performance of TERRASTAR(TM) in such a challenging
environment. I thank my team for their continued effort and I thank PIA for
their ongoing support and cooperation. I'm confident that we will move forward
to the next stage of this important project."
Final testing and configuration is being performed in the Star lab, while
logistics are being confirmed with the customer. A Technical Support Team from
Star will travel to Pakistan in the next few days, and full activation is
expected in the next 2-3 weeks.
Mr. Kapadia, CEO stated, "This trial has been a long time coming and I
thank our shareholders for their patience and continued support. I can assure
you that we will work diligently with the customer to ensure that the trial is
a success. To date, 2007 has been a very positive year for Star. We are moving
in the right direction; with renewed focus and more effective leadership, we
have achieved some very notable milestones."
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
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.
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news
For further information:
For further information: please visit www.star-navigation.com or
contact: Derek Sutherland, Inv. Relations, Sutherland_derek@yahoo.com, Tel.