ORCHARD PARK, New York, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National Air Cargo - National Airlines, a United States Logistics and Charter Provider which has emerged into a leading global freight solutions provider with presence in Europe, Middle East, Far East and Africa, is proud to announce its sponsorship of current Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek in his quest to defend his title at the 2014 Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi, Russia.
Lysacek, winner of the gold medal at the 2010 winter games in Vancouver, will attempt to become the first man to win back-to-back Olympic figure skating titles in more than half a century. America's Dick Button was the last man to accomplish the feat, winning in 1948 and 1952.
"Evan embodies the determination and passion required for continued success in men's figure skating and is an amazing example to our employees who work around the clock handling passengers and cargo throughout the world," says Lori Alf, owner and board member of National Air Cargo Group.
"We wish Evan all success in his Olympic endeavor," says Alf, who is also the owner of Palm Beach Ice Works, a training facility in South Florida for aspiring figure skaters and hockey players.
With its robust Freight Forwarding and Airline arm, National currently moves cargo in over 220 countries with a fleet of 33 leased or owned aircraft. National Air Cargo has been providing high quality and efficient freight forwarding services for many military and industrial customers. National specializes in express cargo delivery in domestic and international shipments of over-sized, time-sensitive, and special-handling-required cargo and equipment. From regular freight forwarding activities, National emerged into a leading charter operator including scheduled passenger charters and now became a specialist in SEA-AIR Multimodal Transportation and Supply Chain Solutions. National currently owns a fleet of 3 B747-400F's and 5 B757-200's.
About National Air Cargo
Since 1991, National Air Cargo has provided high quality and efficient freight forwarding services for many military and industrial customers. The company offers airlift operations with appropriate aircraft with payload options ranging from four tons to 250 tons to countries throughout the world. For more information please visit www.nationalaircargo.com.
About Evan Lysacek
In addition to his Olympic title, Lysacek is also a World champion (2009) and two-time U.S. champion (2007, 2008). Since winning the seventh men's Olympic title in U.S. history, Lysacek has garnered several honors, including being named the 2010 USOC Sportsman of the Year and receiving the 2010 Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the U.S. In April 2012, Lysacek was appointed a sports envoy by the U.S. Department of State, a position in which he engages overseas youth in positive dialogue on the importance of education, positive health practices and respect for diversity. In 2010, Lysacek was runner-up on the 10th season of "Dancing with the Stars" and served as a spokesman for U.S. Figure Skating's highly acclaimed film RISE.