Star Navigation announces strategic partnership

    TSX Venture Exchange Symbol: SNA

    TORONTO, Jan. 2 /CNW/ - Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (TSX: SNA-V)
("Star" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its strategic partnership
with AeroSoft Systems Inc. ("AeroSoft").
    AeroSoft ( is a privately held Canadian company which
has been providing optimized software solutions for management of technical
operations to the commercial aviation industry for the past 10 years. AeroSoft
flagship products DigiMAINT and WebPMI support technical operations for more
than 1500 aircraft at over 30 airlines and MRO's (Maintenance Repair
Organization) globally on a 7 x 24 x 365 basis. In conjunction with Star's
In-Flight Safety Monitoring System and its existing suite of complementary
products, this strategic partnership gives Star a tremendous opportunity to
leverage AeroSoft's existing customer base by providing them with a
comprehensive solution customized to their individual needs and requirements.
    AeroSoft CEO Thanos Kaponeridis stated "This strategic partnership with
Star Navigation Systems positions our integrated solutions well ahead of the
competition. We are now offering a 'cradle to grave' handling of maintenance
data from the time a fault code is registered on the aircraft through its
trouble shooting cycle to the interface with the Maintenance Management
System, the Flight Operations System, the Digital Document Management System
and through the scheduling of the work and updating of the technical records
and configuration. This type of solution is unique and only offered in
customized implementations by the large airframe OEM's using large ERP
systems. The AeroSoft/STAR integration is the only solution including a
real-time data acquisition capability, built on competitively priced and
proven systems and available to all operators and MRO'S."
    Star Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Mr. Amir Bhatti said, "This
high value venture will give us the technological tools required in order to
extend the capabilities of our existing systems and bring them to a platform
where all the operations of an operator would be on one page, whether
management or finance, engineering and maintenance, flight operations or
flight safety. This move will also have significant effect on ETOPS
(Extended-Range Twin-Engine Operations) monitoring, including but not limited
to MOQA (Maintenance Operations Quality Assurance).
    AeroSoft will be represented by Star Navigation in February 2008 at the
Singapore Air Show, the largest Air Show in Asia.

    About Star Navigation : Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd.
( 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

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