HiJazzey From Saudi Arabia, joined Sep 2005, 805 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6979 times:
Scrapped. They were broken up in Taif. There was an accident with the dismantling of one of them.
On a semi-related note. TIF is going to become military only, civil aviation is getting kicked out. There are plans to build a new civilian facility.
Revelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11453 posts, RR: 24 Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5442 times:
Quoting tristarglory (Reply 4): Interesting that one is being used for a museum. Would love to have more info on that!
The Airline History Museum in Kansas City has obtained one of the last three operational L-1011s in the U.S. for the museum's permanent collection. The Delta Airlines Museum houses a portion of the prototype Lockheed L-1011 aircraft.
A Saudia L1011-200, is on display at the Royal Saudi Air Force Museum in Riyadh.
Revelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 11453 posts, RR: 24 Reply 15, posted (3 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3945 times:
Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 9): Given the relatively young age of these aircraft when they were parked about 10 years ago, I never understood why there were no takers.
What was it, MX, Cycles or something else.
You would have thought that given the standard fit of a significant sized fleet would help.
While she was great for her time, I think the real issue in current times is the inefficient engines, the three man flight crew, etc. Add on to that the lack of spare parts and you have a very difficult business case to make.