Evergreen International Airlines Captain Wing 3rd Issue
McMinnville, OR 1975-2013
Evergreen International Airlines was a cargo airline. The airline was established and began operations in 1960 as Evergreen Helicopters. It acquired the operating certificate of Johnson Flying Service and merged it with Intermountain Airlines from Pacific Corporation (a CIA front company) in 1975 to form Evergreen International Airlines. It operated contract freight services, offering charters and scheduled flights, as well as wet lease services. It operated services for the U.S. military and the U.S. Postal Service, and ad hoc charter flights. Evergreen maintained a large aircraft maintenance and storage facility at the Pinal Air Park in Marana, Arizona that the company acquired from the CIA's Air America fleet. However the airline fell on bad times. Eventually, the total assets of the Evergreen companies at up to $100 million and total debts up to $500 million. The airline went into bankruptcy and ceased operations in November 2013.