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What Happened To The Trijets?  
User currently offlineMaster Trijet From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 41 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Hey yall Big thumbs up

People what's happening to trijets? AA is getting rid of theyr 727's, Delta retired all of theyr L1011's already and united got rid of theyr 727's ass well. its sad i know.
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The MD-11 is as good as gone too.  Crying


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love those new delta colors on it  Big thumbs up

What would have happened if they would have continued to make trijets? I know im getting unrealistic and technically out of hand but for real people what would have been if right now in the modern days of all glass cockpits and Fly by wire technology (assuming that they would be fuel eficient)  Big thumbs up how would the next generation trijets look? lets get imaginative people lets say 727-300 hey wat the heck 727-800  Big thumbs up how about MD-12 or MD-14. How would your dream trijet be?


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Regards:

MASTER TRIJET

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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

The MD-11s are not going away anytime soon. Remember, Delta will have theirs for the time being, not to mention UPS & Fed Ex have a few MD-11s hanging around still. Plus Fed Ex still has a rather large fleet of 727s & DC-10s yet. Also, the USAF wil have their KC-10s for a long time to come. My 'dream' trijet would the L-1011-500 with today upgrades.  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.


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User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

I'd love to see something crazy like a 3 jet-engine regional jet (kinda like those bizjets)... 1 engine on each wing, and one on the tail (of course, unless you want to put it on the nose, hehehaha)..

And being creative, I'd also like to see a tri-prop used by the airlines... like an EMB-120 Brasilia or something with a really tall tail, with the 3rd prop mounted somewhere up there..  Laugh out loud

:D

...Serge


User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Serge.

A 3-engine regional jet already exists. In fact, it was the first regional jet ever produced. The name:

Yakovlev Yak-40



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As to what is happening with other tri-jets.

Aviakor (in Samara) is currently upgrading Tu-154s to bring them up to current standards. A couple of airlines have already had conversions done, and more are lined up for the future.

Saratov Aviation Plant is also still working on the upgraded Yak-42D. Not at home at the moment, but I have details direct from their PR guy as to the current status of that project. Will try and remember to post them in the next day or two.


User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

I agree the L1011 with todays EFIS flightdecks/FMS would be awesome. L1011-600

User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

*bows head in shame* That was in the January issue of Airliner's Magazine too! That is a lovely aircraft even though its old  Love.

thanks for clueing me in..., it must be those caffeinated peppermints i've been eating to study for a flight lesson tomorrow  Laugh out loud

...Serge


User currently offlineMaster Trijet From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

Wow now that is a beautifull aircraft  Crying


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Soo close to getting into one but never did  Crying


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But i did get into this one! Still can't believe cubana flies an airplane the size of the Yak-42 on a 4 hour flight Guayaquil- HUA! immpresive.  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineKonstantinos From Greece, joined Jun 2001, 389 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1593 times:

Trijets have come and gone, just like Airlines around the world. We shall see new ones once again.

HS-Trident :

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I never had the pleasure of getting on one.

Boeing727-260 Ethiopian (been on one)

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TU-154 Aeroflot (been on one)

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DC10-30 Zambia Airways (been on her)

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MD-11 VARIG (been on one)

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L-1011 PANAM (never been on one)

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They will be back.


User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4191 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

What happened to the trijets you ask?


They lost an engine....



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User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1101 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1551 times:
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Yeah, this is a good question! Are they used more for freight these days than passenger service? Why do some airlines favour using them in their fleet & others like QF have never had any (to my knowledge)?

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User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

Serge- don't forget the Falconjets! http://www.falconjet.com Great business jets- ordered some stuff on them. There's a few down here at SDL.


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User currently offlineUAL_777_Pilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1533 times:

FlagShip , what are you talking about "the MD-11 will be around for a long time" Its already out of production . The last MD-11 was delivered to Lufthansa Airlines , Delta is using the MD-11's on long haul services to asia. And also with some european routes . However they will eventually replace the MD-11 with a more efficent B777 . The only role left for the MD-11 is a freighter . Its the most environmentally friendly freighter in the world!

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

TriJets have become twins because of the more advanced engines; so perhaps what´s a quad today will lose an engine some day, too.

Daniel Smile


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