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SUN VALLEY SUMMER SYMPHONYS WORLD RENOWNED GUEST ARTIST TO FLY CITATIONAIR
GREENWICH, CT., July 30, 2010 – CitationAirTM by Cessna (http://www.citationair.com), a leader in private air transportation, will be providing jet transportation for classical pianist Emanuel Ax as part of the company’s sponsorship of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s 2010 Orchestra Festival taking place August 2-17 in Sun Valley, Idaho.
This year’s Orchestra Festival will also feature performances by world renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman, pianist Emanuel Ax, baritone Nathan Gunn and orchestra soloists Juliana Athayde, Robert Atherholt and Andrew McCandless. Alasdair Neale is the Music Director of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony.
CitationAir has made a commitment to expanding its corporate sponsorships to include unique events that support the arts and is proud of its involvement with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony over the past several years. CitationAir has also recently aligned itself with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
CitationAir offers a full complement of products from Jet Cards and Jet Shares to Jet Management and Corporate Solutions. It has been recognized by The Robb Report as “Best of the Best” in Flight Services for seven consecutive years.
Celebrating its 26th season in the Idaho mountains, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony is the largest privately funded free-admission symphony in America. Founded in 1985 as the Elkhorn Music Festival by Dr. Carl Eberl, professor emeritus at the College of the City University of New York, and his wife Julianne, the orchestra grew from 22 musicians to 55 at the time of his retirement. Under the leadership of Maestro Alasdair Neale since 1995, the orchestra has grown to more than 100 players and presents free concerts to over 50,000 people annually. The Summer Symphony offers free classical music performances and artistic, educational and cultural programming made possible through the philanthropic generosity of the Sun Valley community. For additional information about the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, visit http://www.svsummersymphony.org/.
CitationAir is an industry leader offering individuals and businesses the advantages of private jet travel through its innovative programs, including Jet Card, Jet Shares, Jet Management and Corporate Solutions products. CitationAir flies Cessna’s popular Citation aircraft exclusively—the Citation Bravo, Citation CJ3, Citation XLS, and Citation Sovereign—which are serviced and maintained at the factory-level. CitationAir operates the youngest fractional company fleet in the air by some of the best pilots in the industry, while setting an excellent standard for customer service. CitationAir’s parent company is Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) company. More information about CitationAir and its offerings are available at www.citationair.com.
About Cessna Aircraft Company
Cessna, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) company, is the world’s leading general aviation company, based on unit sales, with five major lines of business: Citation business jets, Caravan single-engine turboprops, Cessna single-engine piston aircraft, aftermarket services and lift solutions by CitationAir. In 2009, Cessna delivered 754 aircraft, including 289 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of about $3.3 billion. Since the company was originally established in 1927, more than 192,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered around the world, including more than 6,000 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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