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CITATIONSHARES SELECTS HIGHTOP FOR SAFETY COURSE
., August 7, 2009 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently placed a high priority on addressing pilot fatigue and other aviation safety issues, and CitationShares is demonstrating its commitment to exceed FAA safety standards by coordinating a Fatigue Management Awareness class for the company’s pilots, schedulers, dispatch staff and command staff. Recently, CitationShares selected HighTop Company to administer the course, which is designed to teach staff how to recognize, address and avoid fatigue in the safest and healthiest way possible.
The company implemented the course to increase the level of safety for its customers. “When it comes to safety,” said CitationShares CEO Steve O’Neill, “we are always looking for ways to improve our practices and procedures so we can provide a safer flight environment for our customers.”
In addition to the training, a new schedule-fatigue alert tool is also being developed by CitationShares. This tool will provide flight schedulers with additional real-time information which will allow pilots to avoid possible fatigue-inducing routes.
“We are constantly looking at ways to improve our safety education curriculum, and both the new alert tool and HighTop’s pilot fatigue course will greatly assist CitationShares in addressing the issue of fatigue,” said Tim Frazier, VP of Training & Standards at CitationShares.
To learn more about how CitationShares is a leader in private aviation safety, please visit www.citationshares.com.
Founded in 2000, CitationShares is an industry leader offering individuals and businesses the advantages of private jet travel through its innovative fractional and whole-aircraft ownership programs, Citelines and JetForth, and through its unique Vector Fleet JetCard, which allows customers access to its entire fleet of Citation aircraft on an hourly basis. CitationShares works exclusively with Cessna's popular Citation jets—Citation Bravo, Citation CJ3, Citation XLS, and Citation Sovereign—which are serviced and maintained at the factory-level. CitationShares operates the youngest fleet in the air by the best pilots in the industry, while setting the standard for safety and customer service. CitationShares is majority owned and controlled by Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) company. More information about CitationShares and its offerings are available at www.citationshares.com
About Cessna Aircraft Company
Based on unit sales, Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) company, is the world's largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes. In 2008, Cessna delivered 1,301 aircraft, including 467 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of about $5.662 billion. Since the company was originally established in 1927, some 192,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered around the world, including more than 5,700 Citations, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at www.cessna.com
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