Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Chemtrail Company, 'Evergreen International Aviation" to close main air cargo arm

Evergreen to close main air cargo arm

UPDATE: State filing confirms shutdown, Nov. 30 to be last day of operations
Marcus Larson/News-Register<br><b>Evergreen Airlines, the key subsidiary of Evergreen International Aviation, headquartered on Highway 18, will close shop later this month.</b>
Marcus Larson/News-Register
Evergreen Airlines, the key subsidiary of Evergreen International Aviation, headquartered on Highway 18, will close shop later this month.
Nov 7, 2013  

By Nicole Montesano
Of the News-Register

Evergreen International Airlines — key remaining component of Evergreen International Aviation, following the selloff of its helicopter division — has announced to employees by voicemail that it will be closing its doors effective Friday, Nov. 29, according to current and former employees. Calls seeking confirmation from the company were not returned.

The closure will eliminate most of the parent company's remaining workforce. However, it will not affect employees of the helicopter division, now owned and operated by Erickson Air-Crane; the non-profit museum complex across the highway; or, at least in any direct way, the company's agricultural or ground support subsidiaries.

Former employees said the air cargo arm, which once ferried freight around the world in a fleet of 747s, has been laying off employees to the point where it is already down to a skeleton force. They said this remaining force is due for lay off as well at the end of November.

Employment numbers for the company vary, but according to the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership, the parent company listed local employment, across all of its divisions, at 463 last year. That was, of course, prior to sale of its helicopter division to publicly traded Erickson Air-Crane in a deal valued at $250 million to $276 million, depending on some performance clauses.
MEDP Executive Director Jody Christensen declined to comment, beyond lamenting the loss of jobs and noting it would clearly “have an impact.”

Meanwhile, the relationship between the for-profit company and the nonprofit museum operation on the other side of Highway 18 remains under Oregon Department of Justice investigation. The nub issue is whether the operations are truly separate, as required by law. DOJ opened the probe in November 2012 and confirmed late last month that it remained ongoing. So far, it has refused to discuss its progress or findings.


From Evergreen Aviation Website :

The Evergreen Supertanker is not just limited to fighting fire . It will be a true utilitarian aircraft with the capability to configure to different applications on short notice. This multimission aircraft can support sensitive security and environmental missions. The aircraft's exceptional drop capabilities, loiter time and size make it an ideal tool to perform challenging homeland security missions, able to neutralize chemical attacks on military installments or major population centers, and help control large, environmentally disastrous oil spills.

In addition, the upper deck of the Boeing 747 provides over 200 square feet of space that could be assigned as a command and control center. EIA possesses an FAA exemption number 1870C that permits the carriage of up to five individuals that are not crewmembers in the upper deck. This area is capable of providing space for command and control components that would assist in sophisticated mapping, incident monitoring and video/communications downlink relay that might require additional personnel over and above the required crew.


• Firefighting
• Oil Spill Containment
• Weather Modification
• Biochemical Decontamination