Evergreen International Airlines Announces Strategic Partners for Boeing LCF Operations

Evergreen International Airlines (EIA), a subsidiary of Evergreen International Aviation, has named Cargolux and Sojitz Corp. as strategic partners in its operations of the Boeing Large Cargo Freighter (LCF).

EIA has overall responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the LCF fleet, but has named Cargolux and Sojitz as partners in European and Asian operations, respectively. The LCF will begin operational testing in early 2006, with certification planned for later that same year. The first operational flight is scheduled for early 2007.

About Evergreen International Aviation:
Evergreen International Aviation, Inc. is a portfolio of five diverse aviation companies headquartered in McMinnville, Oregon. With international operating authority and a network of global offices and affiliates, 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 full-service helicopter company, an aircraft ground handling company, and an aircraft sales and leasing company. In addition to these endeavors, Evergreen owns and operates Evergreen Agricultural Enterprises and is headquartered near the not-for-profit Evergreen Aviation Museum, home of the Spruce Goose.

For more information, please visit www.evergreenaviation.com

About the Boeing 787 Dreamliner:

The 787 is a family of three super-efficient airplanes that will provide passengers with a better flying experience. The airplanes will feature significant improvements in passenger amenities including cleaner air, bigger windows, a lower cabin altitude and higher humidity. Detailed design of the 787 is under way with production scheduled to start in 2006. First flight is planned for 2007 with deliveries beginning in 2008. Boeing has 309 announced firm orders and commitments for the 787 from 25 airlines worldwide.

For more information, visit www.boeing.com

About Cargolux:
Cargolux, headquartered in Luxembourg, is one of the leading cargo airlines worldwide, operating scheduled and charter services on a network covering all continents. Cargolux is currently the largest all-cargo airline in Europe.

For more information, visit www.cargolux.com

About Sojitz:

Sojitz Corp. of America is the U.S. subsidiary of Sojitz Corp., based in Tokyo. The company does billions of dollars of global trade business a year. It also provides export and import services and various types of trade finance.

For more information, visit www.sojitz.com

Picture: Signing Ceremony
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