Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd.
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Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd.

November 18, 2014 12:25 ET

Star Navigation and International Communications Group, Inc. Announce Launch of Joint Flight Deck Communications and Aircraft Health Monitoring Solution

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 18, 2014) - Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SNA)(OTCBB:SNAVF) ("Star" or the "Company") and International Communications Group, Inc., ("ICG") of Newport News, Virginia, are pleased to announce the launch of an integrated solution for Status Monitoring, Analysis, Reporting and Tracking System ("S.M.A.R.T. AIRCRAFT").

This launch expands on the previous Reseller arrangement between the two companies, and is the result of the integration between ICG's NxtLink Series of satellite based flight deck communications systems and the STAR-ISMS® (see press releases April 15, 2014 and October 21, 2013).

The S.M.A.R.T. AIRCRAFT solution brings to an operator a comprehensive flight deck communications and airframe / flight management solution, providing real time data that is transformed into added-value information and services, permitting improved fleet and operations management. The system also provides reliable and global Iridium® satellite based flight deck communications LRC Voice, ACARS and FANS 1/A CPDLC for both ATS and AOC communications services.

"With this integrated approach, customers can now benefit from a solution that permits an operator to more effectively monitor and manage an individual aircraft or fleet," explained Viraf Kapadia, Star Navigation's CEO. "Services such as Graphical flight following with augmented information such as weather or cockpit rendering, total fuel management, exceedances reporting, status and health monitoring, flight and maintenance analysis functions are now available to the Ground crew under one comprehensive system," he concluded.

"ICG is always looking to provide additional value and services to our customers. Star Navigations' ISMS system is the perfect complement to the ICG flight deck systems and leverages the additional communications capabilities of the systems to provide a global link for exchanges of critical and valuable performance information, Information that is instrumental to reducing operating costs and permitting more efficient real-time flight management," said Armin Jabs, President of ICG's Commercial Aircraft Systems, division.

About Star Navigation: (www.star-navigation.com)

Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. owns the exclusive worldwide license to its proprietary, patented In-flight Safety Monitoring System, STAR-ISMS®, the heart of the STAR-A.D.S.™ System. It is 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.

Star's MMI Division designs and manufactures high performance, mission critical, flight deck flat panel displays for defence and commercial aviation industries worldwide.

About ICG: (www.icg.aero)

International Communications Group, Inc. (ICG) of Newport News, Virginia is a recognized leader in the development of aerospace communications, integration, and data management systems. Since 1994, ICG has built a very successful business by providing airlines, executive jet operators and airframe OEMs with an array of efficient and cost-effective solutions to meet their growing airborne global communications needs. ICG provides next generation communications systems for a range of Business, Military and Air Transport aircraft for both Aftermarket modifications and OEM forward fit installations.

ICG's products provide seamless satellite-based global voice and data telecommunications services for both ATS and AOC flight deck communications as well as cabin services. ICG continuously delivers innovative products and superior technologies to the aerospace industries.

Certain statements contained in this News Release may 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.

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