Nbirger From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 69 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 1145 times:
I really like the old Lockheed Tristar's and MD DC-10 and MD 11 series. I think the whole concept of having a three engine medium to long distance airliner is good. I was just wondering about an existing market for a newer model of these jets. Is there enough of a market to develop a newer version of a Three-engined medium to long haul plane? Or do you feel that after all the Lockheed Tristar's, DC-10's, and MD-11's are retired that is the last we will see of that design?
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 1106 times:
I miss the L-1011 even though I only flew on it once, and that was a fluke pax diversion thing, too.
They would have to redesign the engines for better fuel efficiency. That's the main complaint I've seen in all the writing about trijets. Even the B727, which is a shorter range a/c, smokes like the dickens!
Nbirger From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 1078 times:
Sorry, I was just wondering the opinions of others. I do not really have any data. It was more my opinion. The only thing I can say though is that for a flight like LAX-HNL I think it would be a better alternative to have three-engines as opposed to two. I know the chances of both engines failing is very slim on a two-engine jet. I just think that three engines add a little security on a flight like that where 2000+nm are over the Pacific Ocean. I was just wondering what everyone thinks about the tri-jets.