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

Date:         27 Dec 96 13:32:21 
From: (Ben)
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jfmezei <> wrote:

>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 ?)

MD 11F advantage is developped and commercialized to famous compagnies
than FDX, DLH, .... A 777 freighter version will cost some money which
can be use to develop the twelve boeing projects.