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 PARIS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The McDonnell Douglas MD-90 is in Stockholm, Sweden, today after a popular static display and successful series of demonstration flights at the Paris Air Show.
 The quiet and clean twin-engine narrowbody jetliner will be on display until Friday in Stockholm for SAS, one of its customers, and other airlines in the region as well as for Scandinavian media. The MD-90 is scheduled to fly to Manchester, England, on Friday before returning to the United States for customer and media displays.
 During the Paris Air Show, McDonnell Douglas announced the sale of two MD-80 twin jets to Far Eastern Air Transport and one MD-11 to China Eastern Airlines.
 This brings the number of firm MD-11 orders to 169 from 27 customers. McDonnell Douglas has delivered 89 of the large trijets. To date, MD-11s have captured approximately 40 percent of all long-range 300-passenger aircraft sales.
 McDonnell Douglas also announced here that it is entering into an agreement with Air Canada to evaluate a DC-9 modernization program. The program would upgrade the airline's fleet of 35 DC-9s to extend their service life by 15 years.
 Designated the DC-9X, the aircraft is an economic alternative for airline requirements in the 100-seat class that can meet today's stringent environmental standards. The cost of upgrading the aircraft will be only one-third to one-half of the cost of new equipment.
 McDonnell Douglas said it also recently completed an agreement with TWA for lease of up to 18 twin jets. TWA will add six MD-83s and up to 12 DC-9s to its fleet. The airline said it is acquiring the twin jets as part of its long-range plan to upgrade and modernize its fleet, concentrating first on narrowbody aircraft serving its domestic system.
 John Wolf, executive vice president of Douglas Aircraft Co., the commercial transport division of McDonnell Douglas, in Paris for the DC-9X announcement, said that McDonnell Douglas has reported consistent profits for the past two and a half years in its commercial aircraft operations. He said it will continue to deliver aircraft "with the highest efficiency and quality as well as the lowest cost, and we will be successful while the industry recovers from its worst recession ever."
 Wolf said, "Our performance in reducing span days and labor hours on aircraft in production while maintaining the highest quality has positioned us for a strong rebound once the jetliner market recovers."
 The ultra-quiet MD-90 impressed crowds at the air show with its low noise characteristics. The plane will leave England on Saturday and return to the U.S. via Iceland. It has scheduled stops in Atlanta, and Washington, D.C., before returning to its flight test base at Douglas Aircraft headquarters in Long Beach, Calif.
 The twin jet, which is in flight test, is scheduled to receive certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in the third quarter of 1994. First deliveries are scheduled in the fourth quarter of 1994.
 When the MD-90 departed Paris for Stockholm, it had accumulated more than 189 hours in 123 flights during its test program.
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