McMinnville, OR—Evergreen International Aviation has been nominated for the Flight International Aerospace Industry Award for its extensive work on the development of the Evergreen Supertanker. The award will be presented in a ceremony on June 13, 2005, in conjunction with the Paris Air Show, at the Pavillon d’Armenonville in Paris.
The Evergreen Supertanker, a Boeing 747 with 24,000 gallons of tank space on board, is an advanced firefighting and aerial application aircraft. Evergreen International Aviation realized new aerial firefighting challenges called for a new and improved aircraft. In response to this urgent problem, Evergreen International Aviation has combined its years of aerial firefighting expertise with its experience as an owner/operator of Boeing 747 aircraft to develop the Supertanker. This aircraft will offer the most superior drop capabilities, safety standards, and operational flexibility on the market. For more information on the Evergreen Supertanker, please visit www.evergreenaviation.com/supertanker.
The Aerospace Industry Awards exist to recognize substantial achievement in aviation. The annual awards are given in ten categories including Air Transport, Avionics and Electronics, Business/Corporate Aviation, Corporate Strategy, General Aviation, Infrastructure/Environment, Maintenance/Modification, Missiles/Military Aviation, Propulsion/Aircraft Systems, and Training and Safety. For more information on the Aerospace Industry Awards, visit www.theaerospaceawards.com.
Evergreen International Aviation, Inc. is a family of five diverse aviation companies headquartered in McMinnville, Oregon. Evergreen consists of an international cargo airline that owns and operates a fleet of Boeing 747s, an unlimited aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility, a helicopter service company, a full-service aircraft ground handling company, and an aircraft sales and leasing company.
For more information about Evergreen, please call 503-472-9361 or visit www.evergreenaviation.com.