Re: MD80 Vs. MD90

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works
Date:         20 May 93 02:59:53 PDT
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>The MD80's main fuselage was assembled like a clam shell.
...
>The MD90 is assembled by the joining of ... barrels.
...
>I believe MDC, if successful, will improve quality and cut
>assembly costs on the MD90 program as compared to the MD80.	

I don't have a reference right at hand but I recall reading that MD
had switched to the barrel method for the MD-80 as well, with the
first such MD-80 delivered fairly recently.

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