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WOW Air paints its first two Airbus A321s, “DAD” and “MOM”

Wow Air (stylized as WOW Air) (Keflavik) is adding two Airbus A321s for its expanded 2015 summer schedule with new routes. Interestingly, the two A321-211s are registered TF-DAD (msn 6232) (above) and TF-MOM (msn 6210) (below). TF-MOM is also painted in a reverse color scheme. Both A321s are being prepared at Hahn near Frankfurt. As previously reported, the carrier is adding two new North American routes to Boston (BOS) and Baltimore/Washington (BWI) with the two A321s. Boston service starts on March 27 and BWI starts on May 8.

Top Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten/AirlinersGallery.com.

WOW Air aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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WOW Air expanded Route Map for 2015:

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WOW Air 3.2015 Route Map (LRW)

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Evergreen International Airlines files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Evergreen International Airlines (McMinnville, Oregon and Marana, Arizona) despite denials of rumors by senior management, in the waning hours of December 31, 2013, filed for voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in a federal court in the state of Delaware. The company will be liquidated.

According to this report by Bloomberg, some of Evergreen’s creditors filed papers on December 17 in a Brooklyn, New York court to force the airline to pay its bills. This filing forced the bankruptcy filing.

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The airline was established by Delford M. Smith and commenced operations in 1960 as Evergreen Helicopters. It acquired the operating certificate of Johnson Flying Service (later Johnson Air) (Missoula) and merged it with Intermountain Aviation to establish the current Evergreen International Airlines on November 28, 1978.

Previously the airline issued this statement on November 8, 2013:

McMinnville, Oregon — November 8, 2013

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.

Top Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross/AirlinersGallery.com. Evergreen International was the famous operator of the Boeing 747 “Supertanker”. Formerly operated by Delta Air Lines, Boeing 747-132 (SF) N479EV (msn 19898) taxies at Hahn, Germany as the “979 Supertanker”.

Evergreen International Airlines: AG Slide Show

Johnson Air: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Before it was Evergreen International, the company was Johnson Air (Johnson Flying Service). Ex-Western Airlines Lockheed 188A Electra N7137C (msn 1074) rests at the earlier “Big Sky” Missoula, Montana base.

 

Evergreen International Airlines’ flight crews reject the tentative agreement

Evergreen International Airlines (Marana) crewmembers, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), rejected a tentative collective bargaining agreement with management. Ninety-two percent of EIA crewmembers participated in the ratification process. Ninety-six percent of voting members cast ballots against accepting the tentative agreement.

ALPA and management negotiated for two-and-a-half years. Prior to the Evergreen crewmembers joining ALPA in 2007, negotiations were extended for over three years between the crewmembers’ independent union, The Aviators Group, and management. Mediated talks began in 2005 under the supervision of the National Mediation Board (NMB). The tentative agreement was reached in April 2010.

Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross. Ex-Delta Boeing 747-132 N479EV (msn 19898) now known as the “Evergreen Supertanker” shows off its forest firefighting capabilities at the Hahn Airport near Frankfurt.

Aeroflot Cargo was merged back into Aeroflot on December 1, 2009

Aeroflot Cargo (Moscow) was rolled back into Aeroflot Russian Airlines on December 1, 2009. The bankrupt subsidiary was operating two Boeing 737-300 (F) freighters and five McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (F) freighters. The “Cargo” portion of the titles are now being removed.

Copyright Photo: Jens Polster. McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (F) VP-BDQ (msn 48504) climbs away from Hahn Airport near Frankfurt.

National Airlines to extend Afghan route

Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten.  Please click on photo for more photos.

Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten. Please click on photo for more photos.

National Airlines (5th) (Murray Air) (National Air Cargo) (Detroit-Ypsilanti) announced that it will extend its weekly DC-8 cargo flight to Kandahar Air Base via Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. The extended flight will assist ongoing efforts to provide materials and goods to the United States military in Afghanistan. National Air Cargo began the flight to Bagram in April 2009.

Operated by National Airlines, the DC-8 flight will depart Ypsilanti every Friday on route to Bagram and Kandahar. The flight to Bagram and Kandahar will continue to be the fastest possible cargo transport from the United States to Afghanistan.

Full details via the Press Release:

finance.yahoo.com/news/National-Air-Cargo-Extends-prnews-1755497813.html?x=0&.v=1