TORONTO, December 10, 2012 - Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (TSX-V: SNA) ("Star" or the "Company"), is pleased to announce that it has chosen Kelowna Flightcraft Limited as a recommended Maintenance and Repair Organization (“MRO”) for the installation of Star’s STAR-ISMS® System.
Kelowna Flightcraft is an award winning Transport Canada Authorized Maintenance Organization with thirteen locations across Canada, operating two full service MRO facilities in Kelowna, BC and Hamilton, ON Canada. It employs over 900 skilled and experienced staff that maintain, modify, engineer and paint aircraft.
Viraf Kapadia, Star’s CEO said, “Kelowna Flightcraft is a one stop-shop servicing the Aviation Industry worldwide. Our experience with Kelowna during the Air North Pilot project installation was first rate and Star is pleased to recommend their services to its own clients and to clients considering the purchase of the Airborne Data Service being offered by Paradigm Services Limited and Star.”
Gregg Evjen, Director of Engineering at Kelowna Flightcraft said, “Working with Star Navigation on the Air North project has given us first hand exposure to the STAR-ISMS® system. As one of the largest MRO’s in Canada, aircraft maintenance is a core part of our business. We are excited to be involved in facilitating this leading-edge service for our customers. From our experience with the system to date, we believe it will offer significant operational benefits. The opportunities to maximize maintenance cost savings and customer benefits make this a win-win solution for all. We thank Star for its confidence in us and look forward to great business opportunities in working with Star and its clients.”
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 operator.
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