DL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1852 posts, RR: 10 Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 10757 times:
When DL got the former EA birds. In how bad of shape were they?
Every EA L-1011 was infested with cockroaches. It took months/years to get rid of them. All of the airframes required a lot of work, but it kept us mechanics busy. DL got the EA ships for cheap.....I believe $50 million for ten airplanes, spare engines and a simulator.
It's not going to the Moon.....It's just going to California
TZTriStar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1434 posts, RR: 9 Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 10219 times:
ATA has 6 L-1011s left as of now, 4 -500's(N161-164AT), 1 -50(N188AT), 1 -100(N194AT). 188 retires 8/31/04 with 163 in 5/2005 and 162 in 10/2005 all as their D checks are due. 161 is here in IND for a light hangar visit and I was lucky enough to hear her spooling up those RB211-524's out on the ramp just a few hours ago....gotta love that sound!
In addition to ATA, Arrow Air still flys 2-3 L10 freighters to the Caribbean and you guys forgot about one of the coolest L10's, the Orbital Sciences rocket launcher Stargazer based out of Mojave.
Also, Air Transat is scheduled to retire their entire L10 fleet by May of this year....sad day.
35 years of American Trans Air/ATA Airlines, 1973-2008. A great little airline that will not be soon forgotten.
AApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 572 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 10130 times:
I am very possibly wrong, but I beleive ATA has more than two L1011s (unless they just got rid of a couple). I see them all the time, so I'll have to take a look at registrations for you. I was on a series 500 just recently, and ATA had that plane looking pretty nice considering its age.