Retired Cessna CEO inducted into CJP Citation Hall of Fame

Russell W. Meyer, Jr., who led Cessna as chairman for 31 years, has been inducted into the Citation Jet Pilots Owner Pilot Association Citation Hall of Fame.

Meyer joined Cessna as Executive Vice President in June 1974. He was elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer one year later. He was named Chairman Emeritus in January 2005. During his 31 years as chairman, Cessna delivered 67,000 aircraft, including almost 5,000 Citations, far more than any other company, according to CJP officials.

Russ has been honored with the industry’s highest awards during his distinguished career. In 1986 he and Cessna were awarded the Robert J. Collier Trophy for the worldwide safety record of the Cessna Citation fleet of business jets. Ten years later in 1996, under his leadership, the Collier Trophy was again awarded to Cessna for developing the Citation X, the first commercial aircraft to achieve a cruising speed of Mach .92, making it the fastest business jet in the world.

Meyer will be recognized on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Citation Jet Pilots Annual Convention, being held at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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