Bankruptcy judge approves sale of Evergreen assets
Business Jet Midwest will buy 'substantially all' of the airline's planes and parts
A bankruptcy judge approved a deal May 30 that will allow Jet Midwest Inc., a Kansas City company, to buy the inactive operations of Evergreen International Airlines for nearly $4.3 million. Evergreen trustee Alfred Giuliano sought the sale of what he called substantially all of Evergreens assets.
Judge Mary Walrath of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court where Evergreen filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy Dec. 31 approved the sale, which was being disputed by numerous creditors seeking more than $500 million in debt.
The United States Trustee, which oversees bankruptcy proceedings, also objected to the sale, as well as Multnomah County, which filed a document stating Evergreen still owes $4.6 million in back property taxes and demanding payment from the sale proceeds.
The sale includes five Boeing 747 airplanes, 11 engines and thousands of airplane parts.