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Why Do Some Say L1011 And Others Say TriStar?  
User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 43
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4060 times:

With reference to the L1011 TriStar, why is it that many people (particularly in the USA) refer to the aircraft as the 'L1011' whereas in many other parts of the world it is referred to as the 'TriStar'?

Anyone know why it wasn't known universally by the same name like virtually every other aircraft?

[Edited 2004-06-13 14:55:24]


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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4037 times:

Seems like a classic case of six of one, half a dozen of another. Lockheed came up with the TriStar brand name, some airlines emphasized it more than others in their marketing. Some came up with their own brand names, for example, the former EA dubbed it the "Whisperliner."

User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4012 times:

Lockeed gave all of their commercial aircraft "stellar" monikers.

The Constellation, Orion, Tristar, Electra, etc. It was a practice that went way back in the company's history.


User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3974 times:

It's a marketing name, like

L1049 Constellation
L188 Electra
7E7 Dreamliner


User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3935 times:

In the Caribbean people know the L1011 as the Tristar or as "Bwee big plane". When the L1011 was introduced back in the 1980s the Tristar was used. Right on the centre engine intake on the old livery Tri Star 500 was written.

I do like the use of numbers and names like the 7e7Dreamliner.



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3927 times:

I can't really see 'Dreamliner' catching on as a name - its a bit of a PR w@nk.

User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3896 times:

...it's a bit of a PR w@nk


Except that it was the public - and probably a lot of aviation enthusiasts among them - that voted for the name.  Insane


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3887 times:

At least one in here says L-10-11 also... Dont ask me.

User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3861 times:

It probably comes from their military projects like the Shooting Star (F-80) and the beautiful Starfighter (F-104). But one may argue that MD also had military projects but didn't name their airliners.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3684 times:

Re: Except that it was the public - and probably a lot of aviation enthusiasts among them - that voted for the name.

Yes, but how reliable do you think that kind of poll actually is, when its run by an advertising agency - I'd trust them about as much as I'd trust the Florida Electoral Commission. Methinks I spot a preselected winner !


User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

I don't say either, it's always been L10 to me. But then the 757 is the 75, 767 is the 76, etc.

Guess I'm just lazy!  Smile

Duane



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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

Why does a dog lick his bones?

-Copa


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

I guess it's just like some people say 747 and others say jumbo jet.

SUJ


User currently offlineC130HERCULES From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Jun 2004, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3464 times:

Its just a marketing term .When I was a kid I did knwo it as the Tristar and so did alot of the travelling public. Most mechanics I have met just call it the L10 .7E7 Dreamliner sounds classy too.


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User currently offlineBOAC707 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 278 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

I don't think these planes will be saying L1011 or Tri-Star...all they will be saying (sadly) is "damn it's hot in this desert".


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User currently offlineDeltadude8 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 569 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3394 times:

At Delta the L1011 or the TriStar was known as the Tritanic

User currently offlineC130HERCULES From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Jun 2004, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

It will be ashame to see these planes to go the desert one day. I just will like, if possible to see a a Next Generation Tristar series. I know Lockheed have gone totally in the military aerospace so this is just highly unrealistic. The MD-11 and DC-10's are still around .I dont know I just find all trijets so cool looking.  Smile


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