Can I partition a new macbook air hd to run lion and snow leopard?

I have a new 2011 Macbook Air and it came with Lion. I still have some mission critical programs that are not yet compatable with Lion. Can I partition the HD (I have 256GB) and dual boot with Snow Leopard? I have the Snow Leopard upgrade disk from another Mac. Will Snow Leopard work on this machine?

No. The new MBAs require Lion and will not run Snow Leopard.

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