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L-1011 Development  
User currently offlineAp305 From India, joined Jan 2000, 903 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 844 times:

I was wondering if the folks at Lockheed ever looked at developing the L-1011 into a bigger and better aircraft(like MD with the dc10/md11).Any info would be welcome.


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6544 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 800 times:

I think Lockeed was long out of the airliner business before any real design work was done on an improved L1011. While a technologically fantastic and asthetically pleasing aircraft, they really got stung on this one.

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User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 781 times:

Actually, they have been looking at upgrades to the aircraft over the last 20 years or so - ranging from engine/avionics upgrades (as with the MD10) through freighter conversions (Lockheed 2000).

They lost US$250 million on the project. They built 250 aircraft. Therefore, if they had charged just US$2m more per aircraft, they'd have made a profit of US$250m!! Big grin Big grin Big grin

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