L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2581 times:
It is pretty much a helicopter and heavy freight charter company based out of Mcminnville Oregon. The also run a greenhouse operation down there and do heavy aircraft maintaince and storage in Marana Arizona.
Evergreen has the only mail contract that is flown with Helicopters that I am aware of, that is up in Nome. They had bid and where awarded an essential air service contract to provide combi jet service to the Aleutian Islands but where not able to locate a suitable combi aircraft for the service to the contract got yanked.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
Bigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2459 times:
Evergreen Use to fly to Auckland New Zealand with 747-100F and 747-200F I have seen it a couple of times ...Their aircraft a pretty old ! They usually transport bulk freight ! Evergreen 747-100 I forgot the rego was in Die Hard 2 when at the end the bad guys escape on a Evergreen 747 the aircraft only contains green stripes minus the airlines name !
UPS Pilot From United States of America, joined May 1999, 871 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2422 times:
I love hearing this CIA stuff
I use to be a G man
Evergreen was very instrumental in getting UPS off the ground (sorry for the pun Evergreen continues to do some charter work for UPS. They fly to different destinations around the globe but are based in the U.S.
Notdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 943 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2264 times:
The EVA Group from Taiwan originally wanted to name their airline Evergreen like their trucking and ship companies but the Evergreen Airlines name was already taken from the Evergreen based in the US. The companies from Taiwan and the US have no relation to each other except that in some places the ground handling for EVA Air is done by Evergreen Services from the US which is a company owned by the Evergreen company in Oregon.
Roadrunner165 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 876 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2208 times:
I live in Nome In the summer and yes they have a helicopter that sits in this really old run down shack... I've only seen it fly a few times... They also have a DC-9 that fly's in every saturday with cargo for Nome and the surrounding communites
KAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2204 times:
Evergreen International is kind of like a big dysfunctional family, it's got MX, ground handling, charters, helicopters, an agricultural division, heavy maintenance and a rather large aircraft called the Spruce Goose...(its in the museum in McMinnville OR about 45min south of PDX)
Their 747 fleet is either leased out on deicated routes or on one-off charters (they ran a goat-roped relief charter into Kabul last winter) and a LOT of military charter work. And they have some of the oldest 747s in the world (really too cheap to buy a newer set...). Then there are the misc. mail contracts, DHL contracts, small package stuff with their fleet of DC-9s.
As for CIA connections, like any CIA front company there are no overt ties, although there is a lot of specualtion and rumors about their involvement with CIA front companies dating back to Air America.(I found some stuff awhile ago, but can;t find it now that implicated EZ ties to several CIA front operations) Their government ties are very strong, a good example is their work since 9/11 (rumor has it they dropped a lease (I think it was Qantas) operation to start taking military work).
And yes, no realtions to Evergreen (the shipping company) or EVA (although they do ground handling for EVA in a couple of places).
Just my 2 bits...
is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6305 posts, RR: 33
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2170 times:
Evergreen along with TWA, Pan Am, Continental, Southern Air Transport and on, did (do) indeed operate flights for the CIA. They also operate(d) for tour groups, the USAF and anyone that could pay the fee. This does not make any of them a "CIA" airline.