Alenia has completed the first fuselage sections for the McDonnell Douglas MD-95, and shipped them to the US manufacturer's Long Beach, California, final-assembly plant. The Italian manufacturer has completed the first shipset 17 months after beginning design work on the fuselage when the programme was launched in late 1995. Korean Air's Pusan-based Aerospace division handed over the second MD-95 nose section at the end of March.

Source: Flight International