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04-01-2010, 07:32 PM
Evergreen sues Boeing over loss of contract
Business | Thu, 04/01/2010 - 6:48 pm | Read 69 | Commented 0 | Emailed 0
Tags: McMinnville
By The Associated Press

SEATTLE - Evergreen International Airlines Inc. is suing Boeing Co. after it was ditched as a contractor on the 787 supply chain.

The McMinnville-based company won a contract in 2005 to fly and maintain Boeing's "Dreamlifter" super freighters, which are 747s converted to transport large sections of the company's new 787.

The company expected to have the contract for decades, even though it was subject to review every five years. Last month, Boeing notified Evergreen it was switching the contract to New York-based Atlas Air.

Evergreen sued Boeing in federal court in Seattle on Thursday. The company said it performed its duties under the contract, and that Boeing is only switching to Atlas because it owes Atlas nearly $1 billion over delays in delivering 747-8s the company ordered.

Evergreen says it will lose $175 million in profits, and Boeing should have to pay that.

A Boeing spokeswoman did not have any immediate comment on the lawsuit.

04-01-2010, 10:39 PM
nice first post scumbag.