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McDONNELL DOUGLAS COMPLETES SALE OF VISUAL SIMULATION SYSTEMS BUSINESS

 ST. LOUIS, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonnell Douglas (NYSE: MD) today announced it has completed the sale of its Visual Simulation Systems (VSS) business unit to FlightSafety International of Flushing, N.Y.
 Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
 VSS, which employs 150 people, is a leading producer of computer- generated image display systems for aircraft simulators. The organization will continue to operate from its St. Charles, Mo., facility as a division of FlightSafety International. FlightSafety intends to retain the product name, VITAL, for the group's advanced visual simulation systems.
 McDonnell Douglas and FlightSafety announced they had signed a letter of intent for the sale of VSS on Nov. 24, 1992.
 "The sale of VSS is part of our strategy to concentrate on our principal aerospace businesses, where we are -- or can become -- the number one or number two company worldwide," said Kenneth A. Francis, executive vice president, McDonnell Douglas. "For FlightSafety, the acquisition will allow the company to enhance its leadership in the flight simulation industry."
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