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Will Lockheed Ever Make Another Acft?  
User currently offlineNjdevilsin03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 727 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

Will Lockheed/Martin ever develope a new commercial aircraft?


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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6684 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

I sincerely doubt it. What could they build that isn't already covered by Airbus and Boeing.... and Embraer and Bombardier and and and....?


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User currently offlineAZjetgeek From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 235 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

I would seriously doubt that Lockheed will re-enter the commercial aircraft market. The L-1011 was less than a dazzling success. It also created a tremendous drain on their resources.

Contrary to what was said in Reply 1, there is still an opening for a company to build RJ's here in the good old USA. Boeing is assisting with the development of the RRJ. Their domestic operations are focused primarily on the 7E7. If Lockheed were able to negotiate a deal with the Chinese company that bought the prototype and plans for the Fairchild-Dornier 728 family, they could have an impact on the market much sooner than if they were to develop one from scratch.

But, as I began, I still doubt that L/M will return to building commercial aircraft. They have a nice niche in military planes. Stick with what you know best.



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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

I will take offensive replies with humility and silence if what I say is crazy, but I have one thought.

If at some point in time the idea of designing and developing a sonic cruiser is retaken, it might be the case that Boeing or Airbus, whoever has this idea, will need all the expertise it can get with respect to supersonic performance and, given the fact that Lockheed is a major military aircraft constructor, it could play an important role in such an undertaking (probably not as the leader of the project, but perhaps as part of a consortium).

Could it be?



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User currently offlineCactusHP From United States of America, joined May 2004, 348 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

EddieDude:
You also have to remember that Boeing makes military aircraft, and Airbus has EADS.


CactusHP



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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

That is absolutely true CactusHP, thanks for the reminder. I guess then that unless there is a very specific kind of expertise that Lockheed can bring to such a project (and that both Boeing and EADS may lack), then Lockheed will never again be involved in the commercial airliners industry.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

If memory serves Lockheed did have to write 3 million dollars off for each L-1011 built.

However there is nothing that prevents Lockheed from selling more civilian C-130's

But Lockheed since the 1980's and the L-1011 has concentrated on it's miltary operations.



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User currently offlineMilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1989 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Lockheed will not build another aircraft period, unless the taxpayers cover their cost overruns and design defects. Can you say C-5A, C-141, F-22? The L-1011 program was bailed out by the Congress. The only aircraft they have built in recent memory without huge cost overruns is the C-130, and the costs of those have ballooned 20 times since the aircraft was first designed. Imagine if Henry Ford had raised the price of the Model T instead of lowering it. I am not saying the newest Herc is not much more sophisticated than its 1950's parent, but still, Lockheed makes money by raping the taxpayer, and without Sam Nunn and Newt Gingrich, they would have been belly up years ago.

User currently offlineTavong From Colombia, joined Jul 2001, 835 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

I think they have a lot of work building those F-22, JSFs, and all the cargo planes for military, so i don't think lockheed wll go again on comercial planes.

gus
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