LhrRampRats From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 54 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6786 times:
Watching an old video on the net of an Air Canada L1011 (C-FTND), i read the description which said Air Canada retired all their TriStars and then reactivated FTND along with 2 or 3 others and painted them in the new colors (dark tail, all white fuselage) Im guessing it got stored wearing the Red livery?. They lasted only around a year before returning them to storage. There is no date to the video.
If true why did they do this and has any other airline retired an a/c type then later
bring it back into service??
longhauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5871 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (3 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5631 times:
I see the crappy edit function is still (not) working. To finish the above:
The aircraft were configured in a 54J 2x2x2, and 184Y 2x5x2. With the high J cabin capacity, they were deployed on high J routes like YYZ-LAX-YYZ and YYZ-YVR-YYZ. As noted above, the -100/150s sometimes were put on the Atlantic with equipment substitutions.
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!
AirNovaBAe146 From Canada, joined Jun 2008, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 12 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2463 times:
In his book (Straight From the Top) about his era at Air Canada, Robert Milton says he was instrumental in this, that AC was using the wrong a/c at the time for the route and that him bringin the L1011s out of the desert made them loads of money on those routes (YYZ - LAX/YVR).