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Is Evergreen International Airlines planning to close its doors on November 30? The company says no but is exploring other options

Evergreen International Airlines (McMinnville, Oregon and Marana, Arizona) despite a public denial by its founder and CEO that the rumors are false, it has been reported in the local Oregon media as planning to lay off 131 employees and ceased operations on November 30. The company recently sold off its helicopter division as we reported as it attempts to reorganize and seek new “strategic alternatives” and partners.

It is unclear if the Evergreen Wings and Waves Waterpark and the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum would also be affected if any final decision is made.

Read the full report from the The Oregonian: CLICK HERE

The company is privately held and issued this statement:

As has been previously reported in the press, Evergreen’s business has been adversely impacted over the past several years by decreased demand in military spending and weakness in global economic markets. Management has moved to aggressively address these challenges, including through the divestiture of businesses and assets and the significant reduction of secured debt. Evergreen is in discussions with its significant constituencies and is exploring available strategic alternatives with those constituencies. While Evergreen generally does not comment on market rumor or conjecture, rumors that a decision has been made to cease operations at this time are false. Evergreen remains committed to continuing to address the current business environment with its customers.

Delford M. Smith
Chief Executive Officer,
Evergreen International Aviation, Inc.

Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren/AirlinersGallery.com. Evergreen International Airlines’ Boeing 747-230F N490EV (msn 24138) touches down in Stockholm (Arlanda).

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ANA is planning to retire the last Boeing 747 on March 29, 2014

ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo) is planning to retire the last Boeing 747-400 on March 29, 2014. The last route is tentatively schedule as a flight between Naha, Okinawa and Tokyo (Haneda) per Airline Route.

The airline is currently operating five domestic models on domestic routes in Japan.

ANA added its first Boeing 747SR-81 (JA8133) (above) on December 20, 1978 for its high-density domestic routes. ANA also added its first Boeing 747-281B (JA8174) (below) on June 25, 1986.

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747SR-81 JA8145 (msn 22291) taxies at the Haneda Airport hub.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747-281B JA8181 (msn 23698) joined the ANA fleet on December 22, 1986 and migrated to NCA on May 26, 1999 as a freighter.

Historic Photo of the Day – May 20, 2013

Alitalia (1st) (Linee Aeree Italiane) Boeing 747-243B I-DEMS (msn 22969) (Bulgari) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 102865.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum.

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Historic Photo of the Day – May 17, 2013

VIASA Venezuela Boeing 747-273C N749WA (msn 20653) MIA (Bruce Drum). Image: 102779.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum.

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Now you can dine on the wing of a Boeing 747 at the Jumbo Stay in Stockholm

Jumbo Stay (Jumbo Hostel) (Stockholm) is now offering the opportunity to stay and now dine on the wing of a Boeing 747 based at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport. The company is now advertising the following:

“Jumbo Stay is not just a hostel, its also an exciting place to go on an excursion for the whole family and for aviation enthusiasts. Non house guests are very welcome to have a look inside the airplane and to learn abouts its history. In our café you can purchase breakfast, coffee, cookies, ice cream, sandwiches and warm meals.

For the best view of the airplane and of the taxiway-runway, you will now have the possibility to walk along our left wing observation deck and experience the feeling of standing on top of a real Jumbo Jet’s wing.

Everybody is welcome to come and enjoy the view and to have a cup of coffee!”

The preserved Boeing 747-212B was originally delivered to Singapore Airlines as 9V-SQE (msn 21162) on March 30, 1976. However the airframe has also served with Pan Am (N727PA), Nationair (Canada) (C-FNXP), Garuda Indonesia, Cathay Pacific, Tower Air (N514DC and N620FF), Air Club International (C-GCIH), Transjet Airways (SE-RBN), Northeast Airlines (3D-NEE) and Jet Midwest (N981JM).

For more information: CLICK HERE

Jumbo Stay

Copyright Photos: Stefan Sjogren. The Jumbo now carries advertising. Visitors can now have breakfast, lunch or even dinner on the wing of Jumbo Hostel at Stockholm Arlanda. You can see a fence on the wing is now protecting visitors from falling off the Boeing 747-212B.

Below is a view of the wing walking installation. Tables and chairs are provided on the wing!

In the front of the plane there is an elevator and stair case connecting to the main and upper decks of the Jumbo with the ground level.

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Southern Air is moving to Cincinnati, retires its last Boeing 747-200F freighter

Southern Air (2nd) is moving its corporate headquarters from Norwalk, CT to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) located in Covington, KY as part of its Chapter 11 reorganization. DHL, its largest customer, has a hub at CVG. As we previously reported, Southern Air and its holding company, Southern Air Holdings, Inc., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and reorganization on September 28, 2012.

Read the full report from the kypost.com: CLICK HERE

In other news, Southern Air retired its last Boeing 747-200F freighter (N783SA) on January 5, 2013 as reported by ch-aviation.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. Boeing 747-281F N783SA (msn 23919) is pictured on the ramp at Frankfurt prior to the retirement.

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Southern Air files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and reorganization

Southern Air, Inc. (2nd) and the holding company, Southern Air Holdings, Inc., today (September 28) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and reorganization.

The company issued the following statement:

To position the company for future growth and success, Southern Air has been taking steps in response to the economic challenges and extreme industry changes that have impacted the international freight market, including major cutbacks in spending by the U.S. Department of Defense. At the same time, we have been making good progress in transitioning to a modern, fuel-efficient fleet of 777s and 747-400s serving global customers. The next component of our transformation is the restructuring of our corporate debt and other costs associated with our acquisition in 2007. With an improved balance sheet, Southern Air will have a greater capacity to move forward as a global air cargo industry leader on a financially stronger and more competitive foundation for the long term.

In order to implement this financial restructuring, Southern Air Holdings, Inc., including Southern Air Inc., filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on September 28, 2012 with the support of a majority of our key financial stakeholders. We will work with them to finalize, obtain court approval for, and implement a plan of reorganization as quickly as possible.

We have also filed a proposed plan of reorganization that has the support of a majority of our key financial stakeholders and provides for the continuation of our business in the normal course. We are working to complete the debt restructuring as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Southern Air remains open for business as usual, and fully expects to continue normal business operations, fulfilling all customer requirements as scheduled and providing uninterrupted high quality air cargo services.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck. Boeing 747-2F6B (F) N765SA (msn 21833) lands at Baltimore/Washington.

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