Printer Friendly

McDONNELL DOUGLAS, CHINA BEGIN JOINT MD-80/90 MANUFACTURING STUDY

 LONG BEACH, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A joint planning study between aviation industry representatives from the People's Republic of China and McDonnell Douglas is under way in Long Beach to develop a manufacturing plan for the MD-80/90 Trunk Aircraft program.
 The McDonnell Douglas intermediate range MD-80 and MD-90 twin-engine jetliners were selected by the Chinese in 1992 to help that country meet rapid growth in air travel and to modernize its air transportation system.
 The Chinese, who identified a need for up to 170 aircraft in the Trunk program, have placed firm orders for 20 MD-80s and 20 MD-90 twin jets. Final assembly of the aircraft in the Trunk program will be accomplished in China.
 The joint study here is aimed at developing plans for technical data transfer, manufacturing schedules, quality plans to meet U.S. Federal Aviation Administration requirements, in-country support levels and work sharing among manufacturing facilities in China.
 The planning sessions are expected to take several weeks.
 The additional MD-80s are intended to augment China's existing MD-80 fleet.
 The new MD-90 is the environmentally friendly narrowbody twin jet that will be the quietest and cleanest in the 150-seat class of aircraft when it enters service in 1994. It features the ultra-quiet V2500 engine produced by International Aero Engines.
 The first MD-90 is currently in flight test at the Douglas Aircraft division of McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach. The aircraft recently completed a successful 14,000-mile sales and demonstration tour, traveling through eight nations, including a week at the Paris Air Show.
 The MD-90 demonstrated its low noise characteristics as well as its high dispatch reliability. The aircraft departed on all its flights and flying demonstrations without delays during the tour.
 McDonnell Douglas has a long-standing relationship with the People's Republic of China. The company and the aviation industry of China are nearing completion of a major co-production agreement, which has China assembling 35 MD-80s for use by airlines in China and elsewhere.
 The new co-production program for aircraft in the Trunk program will be similar to the current operation. In the Trunk program, however, the content of China-manufactured parts will be substantially higher. Final assembly will be performed by Shanghai Aviation Industrial Corp. Aircraft factories in Xian, Chengdu and Shenyang will produce major subassemblies of the aircraft.
 The Trunk program is named for aircraft which serve "trunk" routes from various Chinese cities to larger hub airports.
 -0- 7/22/93
 /CONTACT: John Thom of Douglas Aircraft, 310-593-9223/
 (MD)


CO: Douglas Aircraft Co.; McDonnell Douglas ST: California IN: ARO SU:

JL-LS -- LA031 -- 4777 07/22/93 16:45 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1993 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Jul 22, 1993
Words:432
Previous Article:McDONNELL DOUGLAS PIONEERS INNOVATIVE PAY PROGRAM
Next Article:NORTH ATLANTIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. REPORTS SECOND QUARTER PERFORMANCE
Topics:


Related Articles
PRC APPROVES TRUNK AIRLINER AGREEMENT WITH MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
PRC APPROVES TRUNK AIRLINER AGREEMENT WITH MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
SAS ORDERS SIX MD-90S FROM McDONNELL DOUGLAS
McDONNELL DOUGLAS AWARDS AVTECH SYSTEMS $23 MILLION CONTRACT FOR CROWN FRAME PRODUCTION ON MD-80, MD-90
FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT CORPORATION OF TAIWAN ORDERS TWO ADDITIONAL MD-82S FROM McDONNELL DOUGLAS
McDONNELL DOUGLAS AND CHINA SIGN TRUNKLINER AMENDMENTS
McDONNELL DOUGLAS SHIPS FIRST TRUNKLINER PARTS TO CHINA
McDONNELL DOUGLAS, CHINESE AVIATION OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE MD-90 LETTER OF INTENT; PARTS DISTRIBUTION CENTER ALSO UNDER DISCUSSION
CHINA NORTHERN AIRLINES RECEIVES FIRST MD-90 AIRCRAFT

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters