May 1stMc Donnell acquires the Douglas aircraft corporation. The DC-8 and DC-9 programs as well as the new wide-body project are saved.
Mid 1967DC-10-3 and DC-10-4 are presented to the public, together with the DC-10-J2/J3. A further analysis of these designs led to the three-engine configuration.
July 1967After focusing on a trijet, American Airlines issued new specification limits for their former "Jumbo Twin".
Late 1967DC-10A and DC-10B are presented to the public - the "banjo" was born.

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