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  McDonnell Douglas Corporation - MSN Encarta
McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturer and defense contractor, producing a number of famous commercial and military aircraft.
McDonnell Douglas Corporation, former corporation, based in St. Louis, Missouri, that was once the world’s largest producer of military aircraft and a leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes.
McDonnell Douglas also led construction of the first American space station, Skylab, which was launched into space in 1973.
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  McDonnell Douglas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturer, producing a number of famous commercial and military aircraft.
McDonnell was also developing jets, but being smaller they were prepared to be more radical, building on their successful FH-1 Phantom to become a major supplier to the Navy with the Banshee, Demon, and the Voodoo.
McDonnell made a number of missiles, including the unusual ADM-20 Quail, as well as experimenting with hypersonic flight, research that enabled them to gain a substantial share of the NASA projects Mercury and Gemini.
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 McDonnell Douglas | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia
McDonnell was also developing jets, but being smaller they were prepared to be more radical, building on their successful FH-1 Phantom to become a major supplier to the Navy with the F2H Banshee, F3H Demon, and the F-101 Voodoo.
McDonnell made a number of missiles, including the unusual ADM-20 Quail, as well as experimenting with hypersonic flight, research that enabled them to gain a substantial share of the NASA projects Mercury and Gemini.
The oil crisis of the 1970s was a serious shock to the commercial aviation industry and McDonnell Douglas was forced to contract heavily and also began to diversify to reduce the impact of potential future downturns.
www.flightmemory.com /encyclopedia/McDonnell_Douglas.html   (1519 words)

  
 McDonnell Douglas DC-10 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined medium to long-range airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer.
McDonnell Douglas attempted to place the blame on the employee, whom they described as "illiterate", and deflected criticism of the aircraft design itself.
Although McDonnell Douglas was not at fault for the pylon separation, it redesigned the DC-10 to allow more redundancies in the hydraulic systems.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_DC-10   (1797 words)

  
 SEC Info - McDonnell Douglas Corp - 10-K - For 12/31/96 - EX-13
In April 1996, McDonnell Douglas shareholders approved an amendment to the Company's charter increasing the number of the Company's authorized shares; the stock split was effected in the form of a stock dividend in May 1996.
McDonnell Douglas is a party to a number of proceedings brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, commonly known as Superfund, and under similar state statutes.
McDonnell Douglas estimates include reasonably possible costs of approximately $63 million for study and remediation expenditures at Superfund sites and for the Company's current and former operating sites, of which $44 million was accrued at December 31, 1996.
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 McDonnell Douglas
McDonnell Douglas Corporation (MDC) was one of the most dominant aerospace companies in the world.
The merger was essentially a takeover by McDonnell of the financially troubled Douglas, with James McDonnell as chairman.
McDonnell Douglas agreed to the merger, and the aerospace industry was reduced to three major participants: Boeing, Lockheed, and Europe's Airbus.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Aerospace/McDac/Aero32.htm   (1702 words)

  
 McDonnell Douglas DC-9 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (initially known as the Douglas DC-9) is a family of twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliners, first manufactured in 1965 and subsequently, in greatly modified form, under a succession of different names.
Douglas launched the DC-9 development project in April 1963, intending the DC-9 as a short-range companion to their larger four engined DC-8.
It was an immediate commercial success, and 976 were built by Douglas which then merged with McDonnell in 1967.
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 McDonnell Douglas DC-10
Douglas was one of the losers in the USAF CX-HLS contest for a big military airlifter, which resulted in the Lockheed C-5A Galaxy.
McDonnell Douglas targeted an in-service date in 1975, but in the end considered the twin a danger for its own DC-10-10 trijet, and didn't develop it.
Although McDonnell Douglas was a master in stretching aircraft like the DC-8 and DC-9 and although it considered lengthened versions of the DC-10 from the beginning, it never did so until it launched the MD-11 in 1986.
widebodyaircraft.nl /dc10.htm   (1190 words)

  
 The DC-3
Douglas was a little hesitant about accepting the project at first since he anticipated a limited production run and because American was low on cash.
Douglas realized, however, that reliance on the DC-2 limited use of the new plane in a wide variety of roles and the plane was substantially redesigned.
Douglas built a total of 10,655 of the DC-3 series and about another 2,500 planes were built under license in the Soviet Union and Japan.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Aerospace/DC-3/Aero29.htm   (1517 words)

  
 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
McDonnell was to be responsible for the manufacture of the first few examples, with the Government Aircraft Factory (later renamed Aerospace Technologies of Australia, or ASTA) at Avalon, Victoria being responsible for the assembly of the remainder out of parts supplied by both US and Australian factories.
160780 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A-2-MC Hornet - to NASA as 840 in 1985 160781 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18B-2-MC Hornet - to NASA as 845 in July 1986 161213 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A-4-MC Hornet - to NASA as 844.
Crashed 10/7/88 161214 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A-4-MC Hornet - to NASA as 842 in August 1987 161216 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A-4-MC Hornet - to NASA as 841 in October 1985 161250 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A-4-MC Hornet - to NASA as 843 in October 1987.
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 CNN - McDonnell Douglas, Boeing announce merger plan - Dec. 15, 1996
McDonnell Douglas has gotten the short end of the stick in recent times, losing a much-sought-after Pentagon contract for the radar-evading joint strike fighter and seeing commercial jet orders drop.
McDonnell Douglas, with 63,000 employees, was created in 1967 by the merger of the McDonnell Company and Douglas Aircraft.
McDonnell Douglas is headquartered in St. Louis with major facilities in St. Louis; Long Beach, California; Huntington Beach, California; and Mesa, Arizona.
www.cnn.com /US/9612/15/boeing.mcdonnell/index.html   (477 words)

  
 Feature, 12/06/96: McDonnell Douglas/Boeing Collaborate
From McDonnell Douglas' perspective, they think it is a very important agreement for them, strategic in nature, and where they use the terms "strategic collaboration" they in fact mean that.
They responded that their expectation is that over the long haul Boeing's view of Douglas and their primary benefit for them to think about working with Douglas is that they are the only other company in the United States that has the ability to design, fab, assemble, test, certify, and deliver their kinds of products.
McDonnell Douglas indicated that there is a great demand for technical staff throughout the country.
www.fool.com /Features/1996/sp961206b.htm   (1240 words)

  
 McDonnell Douglas v. NLRB
McDonnell Douglas defends its decision to reclassify the 32 engineers on several grounds, all but the last of which rely on various agreements with the union.
McDonnell Douglas's threshold contention is that the Board should have deferred the union's unfair labor practice claim to arbitration, since the company's primary defense is that its actions were fully authorized by its agreements with the union, and the collective bargaining agreement provides for arbitration as a means of settling disputes about its meaning.
McDonnell Douglas states that the Board's general policy is to defer to arbitration whenever the parties' agreement provides for arbitration, see Collyer Insulated Wire, 192 NLRB 837 (1971) (establishing the policy); United Technologies Corp., 268 NLRB 557, 559 (1984) (reaffirming Board's commitment to Collyer); Hammontree v.
www.ll.georgetown.edu /federal/judicial/dc/opinions/94opinions/94-1300a.html   (3022 words)

  
 PBS - Chasing the Sun - Douglas Aircraft
The Douglas DC-1, DC-2 and DC-3 were the most innovative planes of their era.
Douglas ended up having to split the domestic airline market for mid-range widebodies with its competitor, Lockheed, which produced the similar L-1011.
Boeing's acquisition of McDonnell Douglas in 1997 made the combined company the largest aerospace firm in the world.
www.pbs.org /kcet/chasingthesun/companies/douglas.html   (771 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II"
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II started as the prototype McDonnell XF4H-1, which made its first flight on May 27, 1958 with crack test pilot Robert Little at the controls.
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II was far from aesthetically pleasing, but its versatility and fearsome armament capability assure its place as one of the world's most effective and feared fighters.
The performance of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II was so exemplary that the United States Air Force selected it to be its front-line fighter.
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 McDonnell Douglas DC-10: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The douglas dc-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names, still in production...
The mcdonnell douglas md-11 is a widebody trijet powered by three engines....
The douglas dc-7 is an aircraft built by the douglas aircraft company from 1953 to 1958....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/mc/mcdonnell_douglas_dc-102.htm   (2846 words)

  
 Partners in Freedom
McDonnell Douglas was especially interested in the NASA fighter study as an extremely valuable adjunct to the company’s design effort on the F-15.
McDonnell Douglas had done considerable homework as a result of the F-4 experience, and entered the F-15 development program with an appreciation of the stability and control features required.
McDonnell Douglas also removed a portion of wing near the wingtips to alleviate an objectionable buffet characteristic at transonic maneuvering conditions; however, the requirements for this modification came from flight-test evaluations.
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 McDonnell Douglas MD-11
The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 was the first of a new generation of large long-haul airliners emerging during the late 1980s.
Although McDonnell Douglas was a master in stretching passenger jets like the DC-8 and DC-9 and although it considered stretching the DC-10 from the beginning, it never did so until the late 1980s when it launched the MD-11.
One reason that it was difficult for McDonnell Douglas to attract new MD-11 customers was the fact that the aircraft struggled to meet its performance targets for range and fuel burn.
widebodyaircraft.nl /md11.htm   (482 words)

  
 Aviation Video: McDonnell Douglas MD-82 - Scandinavian Airlines - SAS
The Douglas DC-9 is a twin engine jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names, still in production today as the Boeing 717.
Douglas launched the DC-9 development project in April, 1963, intending the DC-9 as a short-range companion to their larger, four engine DC-8.
The Boeing 717 was slated to wear the MD-95 badge until Boeing and McDonnell Douglas merged in 1997.
www.flightlevel350.com /Aircraft_McDonnell_Douglas_MD-82-Airline_Scandinavian_Airlines_-_SAS_Aviation_Video-2549.html   (869 words)

  
 Douglas, McDonnell Douglas - History
McDonnell resigned from Martin in 1938, determined to form his own company, and in 1939, he incorporated the McDonnell Aircraft Corp. in St. Louis, Missouri.
By the mid-1960s, McDonnell Aircraft Corp. was the largest employer in Missouri, and in 1967, it expanded its operation by merging with the largest employer in California, the Douglas Aircraft Co. In the same year, North American Aviation and Rockwell merged.
From 1985 to 1990, 73 F/A-18A/B Hornet fighters were assembled in Australia, by ASTA, under license to McDonnell Douglas with a substantial number of its components manufactured locally by CAC, ASTA and 15 other companies.
www.boeing.com.au /History/douglas.html   (503 words)

  
 Boeing - McDonnell Douglas History, Skywarrior, A3D (A-3) (B-66), Carrier-based bomber   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Separated by seven years in age, and by 2,000 miles, James Smith McDonnell and Donald Wills Douglas shared the same goals, the same motivation and the same belief in the future of aviation.
Douglas, born in 1892 in New York, began building bombers and passenger transports in Santa Monica, California.
Both Douglas and McDonnell were of Scottish ancestry; both were graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and both spent time as chief engineers for the Glenn L. Martin Co. aircraft manufacturer.
www.boeing.com /history/mdc   (196 words)

  
 AFG - McDonnell Douglas
Douglas announced that the intercontinental version would have J75 (JT4A) engines, with Rolls-Royce Conways as an alternative, and the gross weights began to rise, to 120,200kg (265,000lb) for the domestic version and 130,410kg (287,500lb) in the intercontinental version - both these figures increaing further after the aircraft entered service.
In the early 80ies Cammacorp in association with McDonnell Douglas launched a programme to retrofit the Dc 8 Sixty Series with the more economical and eveironmentally friendly CFM 56, thus the Dc 8-61, 62 & 63 retrofitted became the Dc 8-71, 72 & 73.
From the offing Douglas intended to offer a wide range of models to cater for different airline requirments, this eventually gave Douglas a significant edge over BAC in the sales battles that followed in the mid-sixties.
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