Djmatthews From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 213 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2494 times:
I read in Airliner World (August Edition) that ATA is undergoing fleet renewal (which I did know about) with the introduction of B738's, and 752's to replace the current 727's. What about the L1011's? Delta have retired theirs and so have many other airlines. Does anyone know if ATA plan to retire their aging Tristars? If so, what will there replacement be? Or Will the Tristars remain with ATA a little longer an be repainted into the new colour scheme?
DC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2447 times:
I asked the same question to the a few flight engineers who were working on an L-1011 at SFB where I work on the ground crew. They said most likely 767-400s or maybe even 777-200s. About that new paint job, my friends who works with me said it looks like a kindergartener drew that design on the tail.
ATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1414 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2349 times:
3 L-1011's have been retired and no more are scheduled for some time (looking at log Books). The 500's will be around for a long while to come and the 1/100's will be around for a few years still. The 753 will mainly be used in high yield domestic rte's mainly supplementing the 752's not really replacing the Tristar 1/100's but supplementing them also when a charter doenst justify that much capacity. According to charts a couple of the 1/100's in the old old scheme will recieve the new scheme.