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Air India Lockheed Tristar?  
User currently offlineJayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4352 times:

Hello People!

Greetings!


I just came across this picture and dint notice that AI had leased 2 Lockheed tristars in their fleet!



http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...Submit=Searching%2C+please+wait...





Can anyone please tell me when were these aircrafts leased and why?

And for what routes did these aircrafts service?Any pics of their Interior?

thanks alot!



Edit:- The images aren't coming but try the link.

[Edited 2010-01-06 10:35:28 by jayeshrulz]


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4302 times:
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here you go:


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Maybe the Caribjet is a clue, short term lease maybe?



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User currently offlineAnshuk From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4266 times:

As surprising as it may seem, over the years, AI has operated almost every major commercial aircraft to grace the skies. If I'm not wrong, they were one of the first airlines in the world to have an all-jet fleet! So it isn't surprising that they operated these particular aircraft as well! During their golden days, they were a force to reckon with! Its a pity that the state of affairs is what it is now. However, with fleet modernization and everything, seems that we might truly witness the second reign of the 'Maharaja of the Skies'!

Cheers,


User currently offlineTharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1865 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4258 times:

Looks like they both came in 1995 (one from TAP, the other from Carib), then moved on in 1998 and 1999.

So not so short-term. That'd be quite a livery to paint on for a short period.

[Edited 2010-01-06 10:52:45 by tharanga]

User currently offlineJayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4137 times:

ok.thanks.
So why did they test this aircraft?
And which routes did AI deploy it to?
any interior pics shall be appreciated.

tks!


edit:-typo error

[Edited 2010-01-06 11:30:46 by jayeshrulz]


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User currently offlineAMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4017 times:

from http://home2.swipnet.se/~w-26408/caribjet.htm

In late 1994 Caribjet started operations with 2 Airbus 310-300 wetleased to Air India. In the end of 1995 the company expanded to also include 2 Tristar 500´s (ex TAP). The Tristars, painted in Air India colors like the 310's, were used on longhaul flights between Europe and India. Destinations in India were Bombay (now Mumbai) and Delhi and in Europe Frankfurt, Paris and Amsterdam. Later on London was also included. [.......] In september 1996 Air India cancelled the contract and Caribjet ceased operations. The aircrafts were registered in Antigua and the company (which still existed in 1999) is also an Antigua-registered company.
V2-LEJ (L-1011-500, serial no 1246) [....] was parked from the fall of 1996 until early 1999 when it joined Air Transat as C-FTSW.


User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3920 times:



Quoting Jayeshrulz (Thread starter):
Can anyone please tell me when were these aircrafts leased and why?

The two (2) Air India L-1011-500's, V2-LEK (s/n 1246) and V2-LEJ (s/n 1248) were leased from Caribjet in Nov 1995 and Dec 1995 respectively. Both were returned to Caribjet in June 1996.

One can only guess that Air India needed the capacity.

Both the TriStars that Air India leased were ex-Royal Jordanian that were sold to Caribjet in November 1995.


User currently offlineTharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1865 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3905 times:

Looks like I gave inaccurate information above about the end-date of the lease. Please disregard.

It didn't even register on me at first that the registry was V2, not VT.


User currently offlineCol From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2129 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3673 times:

I remember seeing the Tristars in Singapore when I lived there in the mid 90's.

User currently offlineEta unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2087 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3308 times:

The AI Tristar 500 was boarding next to my RBA 767 at FRA... the AI crew were from Caribjet too so it was a wet-lease operation.

User currently offlineAirGabon From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 890 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

I don't know if I am right but I think that AI operated also one leased Ilyushin il-62M, maybe in the 80s? Any information or pictures on that?

User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3221 times:
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Quoting Anshuk (Reply 2):
AI has operated almost every major commercial aircraft to grace the skies.

Remember that AI operated once the IL62 fleet deploying the aircraft on the DEL-MOW route...


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Gerard



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User currently offlineAirGabon From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 890 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3212 times:



Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 11):
Remember that AI operated once the IL62 fleet deploying the aircraft on the DEL-MOW route...

Amazing!! Thanks a lot! I imagine that at least cockpit crews were Russian (well Soviets Smile


User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3102 times:
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Quoting AirGabon (Reply 12):
Amazing!! Thanks a lot! I imagine that at least cockpit crews were Russian (well Soviets

The aircrafts were wet-leased from Aeroflot and kept the Soviet registration then I suppose that your thought is right... pilots might be Soviets...

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineJayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2963 times:



Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 11):

Remember that AI operated once the IL62 fleet deploying the aircraft on the DEL-MOW route...


whoa thanks alot!!

Any other aircrafts that AI flew?

Any info shall be helpful  Smile



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User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2194 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2943 times:



Quoting Anshuk (Reply 2):
As surprising as it may seem, over the years, AI has operated almost every major commercial aircraft to grace the skies.

I don't believe they ever operated the DC-10 or MD-11.


User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2876 times:
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And... what about a Boeing 757-200??


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Wet-leased from Turkish operator Golden International Airlines, it was deployed on regional routes in 2007.

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineJayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

yeah even a 767.From Flyglobespan.
Its given back as of 2009.

What aircrafts did AI use as in a trial base for short/long term.
The Ilyushins were a surprise though.



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