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

Date:         17 Dec 96 03:09:16 
From:         "J. Heilig" <jheilig@gate.net>
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I suspect that the MD-88, MD-90, MD-95 and MD-11 order books are now
officially closed.  I'm guessing you'll see completion of existing
orders (doubtful in the case of the MD-95 > Valujet orders) and that
will be that for Douglas products.  The C-17 will have to continue (to
Boeing's delight, I'm sure), and it seems the "MD-17" civil derivative
is looking very good to UPS and FedEx, so that may proceed.  Otherwise I
can't see Boeing allowing the Douglas products from Long Beach to
continute in production to compete with products made in Seattle.
You'll probably see a lot of "Made in Long Beach" on subassembly parts
containers heading for Seattle.

Jennings Heilig