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User currently offlineAp305 From India, joined Jan 2000, 671 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 757 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, 6384 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 713 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.

it's getting harder not to tell people they are really odd if they think an airplan can be sexy.
User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 694 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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