Star receives CAR561 certification

    TSX Venture Exchange Symbol: SNA

    TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Mr. Dale F. Sparks, Chief Technology Officer of
Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. ("Star"), is pleased to announce that
Transport Canada ("TC") has certified Star's Quality Program for compliance
under the new CAR561 regulation. This certification is necessary in order for
companies to receive and/or maintain their Approved Manufacturing Organization
status with TC - a requirement for manufacturing aerospace products.
    Mr. Sparks said "This is excellent news and we're very happy with the
timing of this certification. We're working hard to make sure we put the
company in a good position for growth and stability. As a further measure of
our commitment, we were informed by TC that Star was one of the first
organizations to receive this certification. I'd like to thank our team for
their contributions in helping us achieve another milestone. One more positive
accomplishment for our organization this year."
    Star was previously certified under AWM561 and continues on its path,
moving forward.

    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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