The 1997 Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas merger was the work of outgoing Boeing CEO Frank Shrontz. It was a $12 billion stock swap for primarily the defense business…
The Douglas Aircraft Company Has Been an Aerospace Manufacturer located in Southern California. Donald Wills Douglas Sr. on July founded the Business 2-2, 1921 after the dissolution of this Davis-Douglas Company, at Santa Monica, California.
The McDonnell Douglas DC-8 was a true staple of aircraft technology when it appeared, being built in the period between 1958 and 1972 by Douglas Aircraft Company.
The version had the high-drag wing-tips, and all were switched into DC-8-12 standard. Even the DC-8-12 had slots and also the wing-tips, 3-4 inches long and 80 inches between your motors on each wing inboard of those motors.
Douglas secretly began jet transport project definition studies in mid-1952. By mid-1953 these had developed into a form similar to the final DC-8; an 80-seat, low-wing aircraft with four Pratt & Whitney JT3C turbojet engines, 30° wing sweep, and an internal cabin diameter of 11 feet (3.35 m) to allow five-abreast seating.
After World War II Douglas had a position within the aviation market, Boeing had pointed out the way into the contemporary all-metal airliner in 1933. However, Douglas made aviation possible.