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.
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.