Korean Air

Aerospace division of the commercial airline, Korean Air Lines, founded 1976. Has built more than 300 McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) MD 500 helicopters, and is now constructing Sikorsky UH-60Ps for the nation's armed forces. In addition to developing its own four-seat lightplane as the Chang-Gong 91 (first flown 1991), it is currently working on its Multi-Purpose Helicopter (KMH) with Sikorsky assistance (to be flown in about the year 2000). Other activities include maintenance, upgrading, and production of components for U.S. and European airliners.