skipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3605 posts, RR: 2 Posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3727 times:
Can anyone confirm whether the following L1011s ever flew with Transat? I suspect they were bought for spares and simply recovered parts from the desert as required but I would be curious to know why they all gained Canadian registrations.
skipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3605 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3343 times:
Thanks I got the dates from another source. I actually had them on my "hit list" of things to see but as they never entered revenue service I'm not quite as bothered that I never came across them. The ever elusive C-GTSK on the other hand I *did* miss!
Oddball that one, ex C-FTNB with AC but re-registered as TSC had already re-used C-FTNB for another ex EA machine.
In a similar vein, I am also assuming ROYAL never operated C-FYXI c/n 1107 and that this was a spares source as well?
474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1944 times:
Quoting kanban (Reply 9): Also the wing nacelles differ the later pictures seem to be untapered at the rear... was the a modification ?
There were never any changes (modifications) to the wing nacells (or pylons). When RB-211-525 engines are installed the cover plate at the forward end of the plyon has a shorter/rounder fairing than those used the RB-211-22B's, but all the other parts are interchangeable.
However, there were three (3) different after bodies used on the RB-211 engines: