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

March 31, 2016 08:03 ET

Star Navigation Updates ICAO Global Tracking Requirements

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 31, 2016) - Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SNA) (OTCBB:SNAVF) ("Star" or the "Company") announces that earlier this month, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted new aircraft tracking provisions designed to gradually take effect by 2021. These provisions include a requirement that aircraft carry a device that can autonomously transmit its location every minute during emergency circumstances, while at the same time enhancing the ability to recover and make available aircraft recorded data in a timely manner in the case of an incident.

Star Navigation commends the ICAO Committee on the adoption of these provisions that will promote complete worldwide tracking of aircraft. These measures come as a result of the unfortunate disappearance of Malaysian Airlines MH370 two years ago.

Following the losses of Air France flight AF447 in 2009 and MH370 in 2014 Star Navigation worked with several regulatory authorities, (including the French BEA and the ad-hoc working-groups from ITU and ICAO), on developing connectivity, advanced tracking and data safe retrieval. During these discussions, Star contributed to the identification of key technologies to be followed, demonstrated how its autonomous STAR-A.D.S. ® system allowed connectivity for customizable real-time worldwide tracking, and facilitated necessary data download to the ground, both in nominal and emergency situations.

The STAR-A.D.S. ® system is already implemented and fielded, providing operators with value added functions and basic features that meet today the objectives laid down by ICAO for 2021.

About Star Navigation:

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 facilitating incident-occurrence prevention 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.

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