Fate of the MD-11, MD-90, MD-95

Date:         16 Dec 96 03:15:37 
From:         tbird209@cris.com (Planecrazy)
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Now that MDC and Boeing are merging, I wonder what will be the fate of
the MD-11, MD-90 and MD-95.  Each model competes in some way with at
least one of Boeing's current or proposed products.  Do you think that
we are about to see the end of a famous (sometimes infamous) and
distinctive aircraft lineage?  Do you believe that Boeing  Co. might
pay homage to Douglas by, somehow, incorporating MDC products into
it's commercial product line?  Is it even possible?  I don't think so
but I could be wrong.  My sense is that McDonnell Douglas brings an
impressive military and space systems business to the merger.  Those
will be the pieces that will survive.  I think that we are about to
say goodbye to the large tri-jet and the rear-mounted twin for good.

Let's hear what you think.