FARNBOROUGH, England - Evergreen International Airlines, inc. an air freight transport provided based in McMinnville, Oregon, has signed a 5-year, $100 million contract with GE Engine Services to provide maintenance and overhaul for the JT9 engines that power Evergreen's 747-100 and -200 aircraft.

The engine work for this time and material maintenance contract will be done at GE's Nantgarw, Wales, overhaul and repair facility.

Said Del Smith, Chairman of the Board for Evergreen International Aviation, "We appreciate the cooperative spirit exhibited between our two companies and look forward to continuing this relationship in the future."

GE Engine Services, which has its headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, provides comprehensive overhaul and repair of aircraft engines, components, and accessories of GE Aircraft Engines, the engines of CFM International, the 50/50 joint company of Snecma of France and General Electric Company of the United States, as well as engines produced by other manufacturers. In addition to the Wales facility, GE Engine Services has operations in Singapore; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Ontario, California; Strother Field, near Arkansas City, Kansas; Miami, Florida; Fort Worth/Dallas, Texas; Prestwick, Scotland; Petropolis, Brazil; and Cincinnati, Ohio, and at Garrett Aviation Services' six Total Aircraft Service SM Centers.