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McDONNELL DOUGLAS JOINS EDUCATIONAL TEAM ON TRAINING RESEARCH

 ST. LOUIS, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonnell Douglas today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with an eight-member Aviation Consortium for Education and Training (ACET) that will allow the company to join with consortium members to pursue training-related research and development projects.
 The MOU was signed by officials of McDonnell Douglas Training Systems, which develops training tools such as academic materials and simulators for the military and civilian aviation market, and provides maintenance and support personnel for both fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.
 The agreement marks the first time a major aerospace manufacturer has aligned itself with educational institutions and small disadvantaged businesses in a joint program of training research, development and implementation. The goal of ACET and McDonnell Douglas is to take both academic and industry training and training support programs expertise and create new opportunities in the commercial arena.
 "This MOU is a unique opportunity for a major aerospace company in the training field to work with a group of academic institutions to facilitate not only pure research, but also the practical application of research and development activities in this field," said Craig Johnson, vice president-training systems at McDonnell Douglas Aerospace. "This is the first of its kind."
 The consortium members that signed the MOU with McDonnell Douglas and their specialties are:
 Georgia Institute of Technology for simulation research and development, and airport planning and design;
 Texas A&M University for human factors, cockpit resource management, and evaluation, testing and analysis of student training and programs;
 Auburn University for air traffic control education, and airline and airport management education;
 Kansas State University for fixed- and rotary-wing flight training and aircraft maintenance training;
 Clayton State College for fixed- and rotary-wing maintenance training;
 Alabama Aviation and Technical College for avionics repair and testing as well as fixed- and rotary-wing maintenance training;
 Thomas Technology Inc. for aviation operational research analysis, aviation safety/accident prevention, and aircraft reconstruction training; and
 Dowling College for airport planning and design, flight training and transportation-related research and development.
 Johnson said McDonnell Douglas will bring its expertise in systems integration, business development and business management to the consortium's activities.
 The purpose of the MOU is to establish research, development and marketing projects that support ACET's existing activities. Through it, they will explore, develop, demonstrate, showcase and market all of their existing educational products and services. This includes simulators, computer-based training development, computerized management systems and many other training support services. Projects that may be pursued include creating national centers of aviation excellence and training, and improving and validating training simulators and support materials for commercial and military maintenance and flight personnel. The efforts will lead to improved training materials and equipment for commercial and military fixed- and rotary-wing flight/maintenance personnel. Such projects also would allow the consortium to pursue federal, state and/or private funding to expand their roles.
 McDonnell Douglas Training Systems provides all elements of military training for U.S. and international military services. This includes the development of curricula, computer-based training and instructional software, courseware, training management systems, training devices and contractor support services.
 McDonnell Douglas Training Systems currently is the U.S. government's prime integrator for the U.S. Air Force T-1A tanker transport training system, the U.S. Navy T-45 ground-based training system and the U.S. Air Force C-17 aircrew training system. McDonnell Douglas Training Systems also provides F-14D and A-6 mission flight trainers and weapon systems trainers for the U.S. Navy; AV-8B operational flight trainers and night attack weapons system trainers for the U.S. Marine Corps; and F-15C/D multi-stage improvement program weapons tactics trainers for the U.S. Air Force. Through its affiliation with McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Services Co., McDonnell Douglas Training Systems also provides training operations for E-6A aircrews and aircrew training for a number of Tactical Air Command programs, including the F-15/F-15E, A-10, OV-10, F/EF-111 and OA-10.
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 /CONTACT: Janet Lockwood of McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, 314-232-1520/


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