May 9, 2001 |
A U.S. appeals court refused to revive criminal charges against a McDonnell Douglas Corp. executive in a ruling that may damage the government's effort to prove the Boeing Co. unit illegally obtained U.S. export licenses. The court upheld a judge's decision barring prosecution of Robert Hitt for allegedly conspiring to fraudulently obtain licenses to sell machine tools to China. The 2-1 ruling said prosecutors waited too long to indict Hitt.
February 22, 2001 |
Almost to the day Donald W. Douglas flew his first plane 80 years ago, the last aircraft to carry his name will be rolled out in Long Beach, ending another chapter of Southern California's aviation history. At an elaborate ceremony today at the plant's main hangar, former McDonnell Douglas Corp. executives, engineers and factory workers will be watching as an MD-11, the last commercial aircraft built under the company name, is delivered to Lufthansa.
July 15, 2000 |
A federal judge on Friday dismissed an indictment against a McDonnell Douglas Corp. executive who was charged with conspiring to divert sophisticated manufacturing tools to the Chinese military in violation of U.S. export laws. U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman in Washington ruled that the conspiracy charge against Robert Hitt, director of McDonnell Douglas' China program, based in Long Beach, was barred by the five-year statute of limitations.
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June 27, 2000
Hawker Pacific Aerospace, Sun Valley, has signed a landing gear service agreement with Boeing Co. subsidiary McDonnell Douglas Corp., Long Beach. The agreement covers 3 1/2 years. Potential revenue will vary depending on Boeing's requirements, the company said.
December 8, 1999
Boeing Co. has sold its Long Beach-based McDonnell Douglas Technical Services subsidiary to Banc One Equity Capital. The unit provides contract engineering, technical and information technology services to U.S. companies. Terms were not disclosed. The unit was formed in 1989 as a subsidiary of McDonnell Douglas Corp., which is now owned by Seattle-based Boeing.
October 30, 1999 |
McDonnell Douglas Corp. and a Chinese government-owned company pleaded not guilty to charges they conspired to divert sophisticated machine tools to the Chinese military in violation of U.S. export laws. The pleas were entered by attorneys representing McDonnell Douglas, which was acquired by Boeing Co. in 1997, and China's National Aero-Technology Import Export Corp., known as CATIC, during a brief court arraignment in Washington.