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McDONNELL DOUGLAS LIMITED OPENS NEW OFFICE IN THE NETHERLANDS

 McDONNELL DOUGLAS LIMITED OPENS NEW OFFICE IN THE NETHERLANDS
 McLEAN, Va, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonnell Douglas (NYSE: MD) announced today that its subsidiary, McDonnell Douglas, Limited, opened a new office in The Netherlands. McDonnell Douglas, Limited is co- located at the Friendship Simulation Co. training facility at the Maastricht Airport.
 McDonnell Douglas, Limited provides direct marketing support activities for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Its primary emphasis will be the VITAL(TM) (Virtual Image Takeoff and Landing) line of visual simulation systems produced by McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Co.
 Friendship Simulation is the VITAL European Service Center. It provides 24 hour customer service and repair, extensive warehousing of spare parts, data base modelling, and demonstrations of VITAL VII and VITAL IV.
 Heading the office will be Russ Lewis, manager - International Marketing. Russ has been with McDonnell Douglas since 1984. He has 25 years in flight training including: chief pilot at Embry Riddle Aeronautical, dean of Aviation Technology at ERAU, Lead Instruction Designer at Beech Aircraft, senior human factors engineer at Raytheon Corp., and a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot examiner.
 Russ' international experience includes eight years of international marketing with McDonnell Douglas, and five years as ERAU Dean of Managing Training Programs of 42 Campus Locations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has over 12,000 hours of flight time, holds a current ATP and CFI, and has a BBA and an MBA.
 VITAL is a family of computer generated visual simulation systems that provides a realistic visual environment for training flight crews in all weather, day, night, and dusk/dawn conditions, in commercial and military applications. VITAL was the first computer generated visual simulation system approved by the U.S. FAA for commercial aircraft landing credits. More than 350 VITAL systems are in use today by commercial airlines and military customers in more than 40 countries.
 VITAL VII, introduced in 1986, is the first computer generated visual simulation system to provide full-color photo texture and matte texture. It will meet the highest level of approval by the various international aviation regulatory authorities.
 VITAL VIIe, introduced in 1990, is the first visual system to use the high performance, 1990's technology, Motorola 88000 Reduced Instruction Set Computer processor. It is designed to meet FAA Level C approval and can be upgraded to FAA Level D or equivalent.
 VITAL VII improvements, introduced in 1991, provide enhanced scene realism, reduced life cycle cost, and even greater reliability.
 VITAL VII and VITAL VIIe are full-color day, dusk/dawn, and night systems that use a raster/calligraphic method of image generation. They have several texture features, including basic surface, color modulation, matte, full-color photo, and geospecific photo textures. Matte texture defines the outline of the object by specifying where the object is opaque, transparent, or semi-transparent. It creates natural-looking irregular-edged objects in scenes, realistic weather effects, and allows the viewer to see through a textured surface, like clouds. Full-color photo texture uses photographs to produce patterns for improved scene realism.
 Geospecific texture is a unique application of photo texture that depicts a specific place in the world. Texture is applied on any surface, in any orientation, including moving objects. Texture animation creates simulation of blowing snow, cloud top and bottom motion, and moving water such as ocean waves. Unlimited occulting gives proper relationships to objects within their environment by concealing or partially concealing a more distant object with a closer object.
 VITAL VII is used with a variety of display systems. The MULTIVIEW(TM) display, using a full-color projector system, provides a cross-cockpit view for flight crew members. Conventional displays include zero-gap, modular and wide angle. Dome segment displays are available for military and special commercial applications.
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 /CONTACT: Karolyn Wolf of McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Company, 703-883-3825/
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