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July 20, 2010updated Feb 11, 2013

Signature Flight Support Corporation Supports Citation Special Olympics Airlift

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Signature Flight Support Corporation Supports Citation Special Olympics Airlift

Orlando, Florida – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

Since 2006, Signature Flight Support Corporation has participated in Cessna’s Citation Special Olympics Airlift. This year Signature will participate at three of its FBOs – Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), Baltimore (BWI) and at Indianapolis (IND).

The outbound flights to this year’s Special Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, Nebraska took off on Saturday, July 17th where Signature Flight Support provided ground handling and flight support for 26 flights carrying 154 passengers from these three bases. The return flights are scheduled for Saturday, July 24th where once again Signature Flight Support will assist Cessna and the athletes.

“We are proud once again to be part of the Citation Special Olympics Airlift”, said Maria Sastre Signature Flight Support’s Chief Operating Officer. “As part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, we are always looking for opportunities where we can provide support to socially responsible organizations such as the Citation Special Olympics Airlift.”

“This is our sixth Citation Special Olympics Airlift,” said Angela Baldwin, Manager of Media Relations for Cessna Aircraft Company. “The airlift would not be possible without the assistance of companies such as Signature Flight Support Corporation.”

For images of the Citation Special Olympics Airlift at Signature Flight Support MSP, please contact Lisa Musante at +1 407 648 7360 or at lisa.musante@signatureflight.com.

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Signature Flight Support, a BBA Aviation plc company, is the world’s largest fixed-base operation (FBO) and distribution network for business aviation services. Signature services include fueling, hangar and office rentals, ground handling and a wide range of crew and passenger amenities at strategic domestic and international locations. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Signature currently operates at more than 100 locations in the United States, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia.

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) company, is sponsoring its sixth quadrennial Citation Special Olympics Airlift. This year, some 160 Citation owners will donate flights from around the country to transport approximately 800 athletes and their coaches or sponsors to the Special Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb. Citations will deliver athletes Saturday, July 17, and return athletes to their home base Saturday, July 24. Since the first Airlift in 1985, the Citation Special Olympics Airlift has transported nearly 9,000 athletes and coaches.

www.signatureflight.com

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