Re: McDonnell Douglas & Boeing To Merge -- Press Release Text

Date:         17 Dec 96 03:09:18 
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Karl Swartz wrote:
> Seems fair to me, at least on the commercial side.  The only Douglas
> piece which *might* have some staying power is the MD-11F -- it has
> a niche for which Boeing doesn't have a good answer, and with most of
> the development costs already having been written-off, it might be
> cost effective to keep it.

I was under the impression that the 777 "family" would eventually
encompass all of the MD11's functions. Is this the case ? or will the
MD11 retain some distinct advantage over the 777 for certain functions ?
(freight ?)