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Saudia L-1011 Tristars  
User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

Hi,
Does anyone know the stats of Saudia L-1011s?
Would be interested to know if they are still around
and where.
Thanks,

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User currently offlineConcordeLoss From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3134 times:

A while ago they were talking about putting one in a museum and making it a restaurant.

There is another one that is for VIP use.

I don't know about the others.



"You're not as stupid as you look, or sound, or our best test indicates" Burns to Homer
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

The L1011-200's, which were in regular airline use, are parked AFAIK.

There are also two L1011-500, which have never seen airline use, which are operated by the VIP division and are still active.



Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineSV777KiloAlpha From Saudi Arabia, joined Dec 2003, 267 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3078 times:


All the Saudi Arabian L1011-200s (15) are parked (stored) at Taif (OETF). No decision on their faith yet.

One L1011-500 is used by the Royal Flights wing of SV.

 Big grin
HZ-AKA



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User currently offlineMd11lover From Switzerland, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3070 times:



The Royal Family comes to GVA very often during the summers. They use the L1011. Nice to see it land over the lake.

Md11lover


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3020 times:

Hi HZ-AKA,

Weren't there 17 L1011-200 in SV's service?

And AFAIK, there are now two L1011-500's in the VIP fleet:


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HZ-HM6


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HZ-HM5

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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

BTW - if you're into TriStars (like me) you'd probably enjoy this little site about SV's stored L1011's.

http://www.saudi-airlines.com/L1011LIST.htm



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User currently offlineSV777KiloAlpha From Saudi Arabia, joined Dec 2003, 267 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

I agree with you that there were 17 in service.

One was destroyed in the famous Riyadh Airport incident. The second might be sold!

 Big grin
HZ-AKA




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User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

SV777KiloAplha, whats this famous Riyadh Airport incident you talk of? Could you fil me in please  Smile?

User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

The RUH disaster was actually one of the worst incidents in civil aviation until that year:

http://www.airdisaster.com/cgi_bin/view_details.cgi?date=08191980®=HZ-AHK&airline=Saudi+Arabian+Airlines



Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlinePanAmerican From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 384 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

Why does the Saudi Royal Family have such a large variety of planes and why do they keep flying the old birds? Someone in that family must be a true airplane fan so that he knows to keep classics like the SP and TriStar flying  Big grin
How many planes do they have in total?
Let me try and count:

L1011:
HZ-HM5
HZ-HM6

B727-21:
HZ-OCV

MD-11:
HZ-AFA1
HZ-HM7

B743:
HZ-HM1A

B74SP:
HZ-AIF
HZ-AIJ

B757:
HZ-HMED

Anything else? That's a nice collection, even an old 727...
9 planes entirely to their disposal, that's neat! Must be a really big family. To complete the collection of classics maybe they should get a 707.
Hope they keep the TriStars flying for a while  Smile

 Smile/happy/getting dizzyPA



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User currently offlinePanAmerican From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 384 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

TriStar500, I just had a look at the site, very nice details.
Shall we buy them all and start a TriStar operation out of FRA?  Big thumbs up
I wonder how much they want for one, lol.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzyPA



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User currently offlineSV777KiloAlpha From Saudi Arabia, joined Dec 2003, 267 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

The Royal family is very large, about 6000- 8000 members. But only the highest ranked members use the fleet. Other members fly on regular SV flights.

In summer, since many members travel for vacation, a number of SV 777s are borrowed by the Royal Flight wing to cover for shortage.

In addition to the list provided by PanAmerican, there are a couple of other aircrafts not with SV livery. Including, One A342, a couple of BBJs.

 Big grin
HZ-AKA



PPL since 2006
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

PanAmerican,

Maybe we should ask the owners of VBird, they seem to have a couple of millions to burn... Big grin



Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineL1011Fan From United States of America, joined May 2003, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

What a great website for their L-1011's. I wish I was rich so I could buy a couple of their L-1011's. I'd use them to charter people to the Carribean in the winter and Europe in the summer.

User currently offlineTradewindL1011 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

PanAmerican,

Don't forget the 747SP: HZ-HM1B! It hasn't been featured in the database though for a while unfortunately. Their L-1011 HZ-HM5 was also the 250th and last Tristar built. I must admit, I hope they keep those classics for a long time to come! As far as the 707s are concerned, they had two flying around as late as Feb 2001 reg. HZ-HM2 and -HM3. I believe they have since been stored.

-Trent


User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Hi Tristar500,
Thanks a lot for the info and the link.
real neat.
I am a big tristar fan. In fact I believe
it's the best wide body pax airliner ever built.

It's a great a idea to revive some old
tristar birds and fly them in their original
airline colors and service, what do you think?
BA, TAP, Delta, Air Canada and LTU
all come in mind.
R.Jordanian and Saudia would make great
options as well.

Best regards,

Advnaced


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