United Airline
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Where Is The Name Mcdonnell Douglous Gone To?

Mon Nov 06, 2000 3:02 am

As you all know, after MD has been merged with Boein,g MD no longer exist and the name 'Boeing' is used instead.

However, does anyone know whether MD still exist or not as a part of Boeing? Any aircraft recently made by MD?

 
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RE: Where Is The Name Mcdonnell Douglous Gone To?

Mon Nov 06, 2000 3:06 am

The MD-10 frieghter...

Does this help?

Zach
 
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RE: Where Is The Name Mcdonnell Douglous Gone To?

Mon Nov 06, 2000 3:08 am

The last MD-11 rolled out to Lufthansa Cargo earlier this year. However, it was a "Boeing" MD-11, which is sort of a contradiction of terms. There is also the Boeing MD-10. Boeing refers to everything as their own now, they even call Canada's CF-18 fighter jets "Boeing".

Its a shame that they didn't keep the McD name living on as a subisiduary.
 
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RE: Where Is The Name Mcdonnell Douglous Gone To?

Mon Nov 06, 2000 4:19 am

Boeing has the rights to "McDonell Douglas" and I think
"Douglas"
cheers,
blink182
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
 
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RE: Where Is The Name Mcdonnell Douglous Gone To?

Mon Nov 06, 2000 5:31 am

I don't care who owned the rights to the DC & MD planes, they will always be Douglas & McDonnell Douglas. Boeing DC10 my @$$.
 
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RE: Where Is The Name Mcdonnell Douglous Gone To?

Mon Nov 06, 2000 9:10 am

Sorry to be the #%@hole here but you should know how to spell if you're a fan of McDonnell Douglas and Boeing! They're spelled the same no matter where you're from. Jeff
 
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RE: Where Is The Name Mcdonnell Douglous Gone To?

Mon Nov 06, 2000 9:14 am

United Airline, it sounds like your first language ain't English. Would you mind carefully going over your posts looking for spelling and grammar mistakes before posting?
 
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RE: Where Is The Name Mcdonnell Douglous Gone To?

Mon Nov 06, 2000 9:17 am

I think they're calling MDC the "Long Beach division" or something, but don't quote me on that...

I also think that especially the Boeing MD-80 is a disgrace to all things sacred (the MD-80 IMHO is the best jet MDC ever produced, and the best narrowbody of any manufacturer. Sure, the newer ones are more economical, but it's great considering its age...).

Anyway, it does make sense from a business standpoint (common name -stupid airline management). I don't believe, however, that Boeing is trying to bury MDC completely. A leather jacket I bought from them had Boeing's old and new logos (on the inside) INCLUDING the McDonnell Douglas, McDonnell and Douglas logos. Their plastic MD-11 model sports the name McDonnell Douglas on the fuselage, not Boeing.

Apparently they're just using "Boeing" whenever marketing tells them, and otherwise sticking to the old names. I may be wrong, but I hope I'm not, since in that case these "omissions" will probably be "corrected"...

Ach, who am I kidding, it's still a disgrace...
 
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RE: MD 90

Mon Nov 06, 2000 3:12 pm

Oh my gosh! My first language is English. I was from Canada and I been using English as a medium of instruction since I was born.

Opps! Gotto check spelling! Oh no! I can't spell!

:P
 
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RE: Where Is The Name Mcdonnell Douglous Gone To?

Mon Nov 06, 2000 3:42 pm

The MD80 was a nice design but MD's decision to farm out labor in the 1980's to China based on American made parts kits put a lot of nice folks out of a job. The machine tools McD exported were also invaluable to the Chinese for improving their military production techniques, and were the subject of a US Government indictment of McDonnell Douglas in 1999.
 
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RE: Where Is The Name Mcdonnell Douglous Gone To?

Tue Nov 07, 2000 8:21 am

I still haven't got used to the dropping of the "DC" tag. It'll always be a "Douglas DC-9 Super 80" to me. The day "DC" went was the day McD started going downhill.
 
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RE: Where Is The Name Mcdonnell Douglous Gone To?

Tue Nov 07, 2000 10:14 am

Oh my gosh! My first language is English. I am from Canada and I have been using English as a means of communication since I was born.

Oops! Got to check my spelling! Oh no, I can't spell!

 
 
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Sorry

Tue Nov 07, 2000 10:15 am

'Nuff said.
 
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RE: Where Is The Name Mcdonnell Douglous Gone To?

Tue Nov 07, 2000 10:24 am

The Boeing MD-11 (hehe), for example, is made in California at the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group's Douglas Products Division. The Douglas Products Division, though, will be closing in a matter of a few years as Boeing shuts down the MD line of aircraft. The Boeing 717, though, is manufactured under a different division, the Long Beach Division.
 
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RE: Where Is The Name Mcdonnell Douglous Gone To?

Tue Nov 07, 2000 2:31 pm

This is a chat room, not a place for business letters.

Please go through your grammatical mistakes you are making as well.  

Nevertheless, thank you for your advice on spell checking.

     

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