From: email@example.com (Curtis R. Anderson) Organization: Gleepy's Henhouse Date: 06 Feb 96 14:15:38 References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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In article <airliners.1996.110@ohare.Chicago.COM>, kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) wrote: >Perhaps the most astonishing bit of non-Airbus production on an Airbus >plane is the original engine nacelle and pylon on the A300. Airbus >did not really want to spend the substantial sums needed to design >these components, and approached McDonnell Douglas to see if MD would >sell them those parts from the DC-10. To the utter astonishment of >just about everyone, MD said yes. (Actually, they may have been >produced by someone other than MD using MD's design, I'm not entirely >sure.) Might that have been Rohr Industries, which has since set up a plant in Toulouse to make the nacelle assemblies? Rohr seems to make the bulk of the nacelles for jet engines these days, and it wouldn't surprise me if the Tu-204M uses them as well. :-) -- Curtis R. Anderson, "Official Chicken Breeder of Hill 10", SP 2.5?, KoX URLs: http://www.servtech.com/public/cra/ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org ftp://ftp.servtech.com/pub/users/cra/ Opinions mine (not Service Tech's!) unless marked otherwise!!!