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CIT Aerospace Raises More Than $75,000 for Miami Children's Hospital LifeFlight® Program at Inaugural Golf Event
LifeFlight® Transport Critical to Saving Young Lives
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 08:30 AM
We are very pleased with the success of the inaugural CIT Aerospace Golf Invitational, which raised much needed funds and created greater awareness of LifeFlight and its important mission

Miami, FLCIT Aerospace, a global leader in aircraft finance, raised more than $75,000 to support the Miami Children’s Hospital LifeFlight® program during its inaugural CIT Aerospace Golf Invitational held at the Diplomat Tennis and Golf Club. LifeFlight® provides transport of critically ill children throughout South Florida and the Caribbean.

“We are very pleased with the success of the inaugural CIT Aerospace Golf Invitational, which raised much needed funds and created greater awareness of LifeFlight and its important mission,” said Jeff Knittel, President of CIT Transportation and International Finance.

Lucy Morillo, Esq., President and CEO of Miami Children's Health Foundation, said, "It's always a pleasure to see how corporations and philanthropists are coming together on behalf of the children and families that depend on Miami Children's Hospital. With the support of CIT Aerospace and other benefactors, we’re able to continue providing world-class emergency and critical care, not only in our community but beyond.”

Kenneth Patino, Program Director of LifeFlight®, said, “LifeFlight has played an important role in saving the lives of countless children for more than three decades. Miami Children’s Hospital’s LifeFlight Program is recognized nationally for excellence in emergency and critical care medicine. With the support of CIT Aerospace and other benefactors, we’re able to continue providing world-class emergency and critical care.”

The following companies donated funds or gifts in kind to benefit LifeFlight: Airbus, Alaris Aero, Atlas Air, Bank of Utah, Bombardier, Brickell Motors, Commercial Jet/AEI Engines, CTS Engines, Dassualt Falcon Jet, Embraer, Fafinski Mark and Johnson P.A., GE (Engines), INAV Group, Inc., International Aircraft Associates, Jet Aviation, Landing Gear Technologies, Moore and Van Allen PLLC, PHI Air Medical, Spirit Airlines, Werner Aero and Worthington Aviation.

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About LifeFlight®
LifeFlight® provides transport of critically ill children throughout South Florida and the Caribbean. The Miami Children’s Hospital aircraft is the most sophisticated air ambulance available. The Sikorsky S76 C+ helicopter is capable of flying up to 300 miles without stopping to refuel and features the latest, most up-to-date flight instrumentation. As a mobile critical care unit, the medical configuration of the aircraft includes built-in oxygen and air, lighting controls, intravenous fluid holders and flight-team-to-hospital communications. LifeFlight™ carries the most advanced life-support equipment, compactly arranged to ensure the maximum utilization of space. lifeflight.org

About Miami Children’s Health Foundation
Miami Children’s Health Foundation is a not-for profit 501(c)(3) established to create a world-class pediatric hospital so no child needs to leave South Florida for superior medical care. “Funding World-Class Care” and following the principle that all children deserve state-of-the-art pediatric care with no financial boundaries, the Foundation helped 289-bed Miami Children’s Hospital become a leader in pediatric healthcare with more than 40 subspecialties, the largest pediatric neurology center in the United States, a top provider of cardiology and neonatology services, and a Research Institute conducting in excess of 200 clinical trials and protocols. Miami Children’s Hospital is one of 170 pediatric hospitals in North America affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and South Florida’s only freestanding Hospital dedicated exclusively to children. mchf.org 

About CIT Business Air
CIT Business Aircraft provides financing solutions to business jet operators. Serving clients in more than 20 countries, it provides assistance in acquisition and financing of the proper aircraft for its client’s needs. Products include term loans, leases, pre-delivery financing, fractional share financing and vendor/manufacturer financing. cit.com/businessair

About CIT Aerospace
As one of the world's leading aircraft leasing organizations CIT Aerospace provides leasing and financing solutions – including operating leases, capital leases, loans and structuring and advisory services – for commercial airlines worldwide. CIT Aerospace owns and finances a fleet of more than 300 commercial aircraft and has more than 100 customers in approximately 50 countries. cit.com/aerospace

About CIT
Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with more than $35 billion in financing and leasing assets. It provides financing, leasing and advisory services to its clients and their customers across more than 30 industries. CIT maintains leadership positions in middle market lendingfactoringretail and equipment finance, as well as aerospaceequipment and rail leasing. CIT operates CIT Bank (Member FDIC), its primary bank subsidiary, which, through its Internet bank BankOnCIT.com, offers a suite of savings options designed to help customers achieve a range of financial goals. cit.com

CIT MEDIA RELATIONS:
C. Curtis Ritter
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
(973) 740-5390
Curt.Ritter@cit.com

Matt Klein
Vice President, Media Relations
(973) 597-2020
Matt.Klein@cit.com

MIAMI CHILDREN’S HEALTH FOUNDATION
Lisbet Fernandez-Vina
Director of Foundation External Affairs
(786) 268-1845
lfernandezvina@mchf.org