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Why Do Some Say L1011 And Others Say TriStar?

Sun Jun 13, 2004 9:53 pm

With reference to the L1011 TriStar, why is it that many people (particularly in the USA) refer to the aircraft as the 'L1011' whereas in many other parts of the world it is referred to as the 'TriStar'?

Anyone know why it wasn't known universally by the same name like virtually every other aircraft?

[Edited 2004-06-13 14:55:24]
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RE: Do You Say L1011 Or TriStar?

Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:01 pm

Seems like a classic case of six of one, half a dozen of another. Lockheed came up with the TriStar brand name, some airlines emphasized it more than others in their marketing. Some came up with their own brand names, for example, the former EA dubbed it the "Whisperliner."
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RE: Why Do Some Say L1011 And Others Say TriStar?

Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:24 pm

Lockeed gave all of their commercial aircraft "stellar" monikers.

The Constellation, Orion, Tristar, Electra, etc. It was a practice that went way back in the company's history.
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RE: Why Do Some Say L1011 And Others Say TriStar?

Sun Jun 13, 2004 11:01 pm

It's a marketing name, like

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RE: Why Do Some Say L1011 And Others Say TriStar?

Sun Jun 13, 2004 11:33 pm

In the Caribbean people know the L1011 as the Tristar or as "Bwee big plane". When the L1011 was introduced back in the 1980s the Tristar was used. Right on the centre engine intake on the old livery Tri Star 500 was written.

I do like the use of numbers and names like the 7e7Dreamliner.
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RE: Why Do Some Say L1011 And Others Say TriStar?

Sun Jun 13, 2004 11:39 pm

I can't really see 'Dreamliner' catching on as a name - its a bit of a PR w@nk.
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RE: Why Do Some Say L1011 And Others Say TriStar?

Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:09 am

...it's a bit of a PR w@nk


Except that it was the public - and probably a lot of aviation enthusiasts among them - that voted for the name.  Insane
 
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RE: Why Do Some Say L1011 And Others Say TriStar?

Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:15 am

At least one in here says L-10-11 also... Dont ask me.
 
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RE: Why Do Some Say L1011 And Others Say TriStar?

Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:37 am

It probably comes from their military projects like the Shooting Star (F-80) and the beautiful Starfighter (F-104). But one may argue that MD also had military projects but didn't name their airliners.
 
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RE: Why Do Some Say L1011 And Others Say TriStar?

Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:00 pm

Re: Except that it was the public - and probably a lot of aviation enthusiasts among them - that voted for the name.

Yes, but how reliable do you think that kind of poll actually is, when its run by an advertising agency - I'd trust them about as much as I'd trust the Florida Electoral Commission. Methinks I spot a preselected winner !
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RE: Why Do Some Say L1011 And Others Say TriStar?

Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:25 pm

I don't say either, it's always been L10 to me. But then the 757 is the 75, 767 is the 76, etc.

Guess I'm just lazy!  Smile

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RE: Why Do Some Say L1011 And Others Say TriStar?

Wed Jun 16, 2004 5:38 pm

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RE: Why Do Some Say L1011 And Others Say TriStar?

Wed Jun 16, 2004 6:40 pm

I guess it's just like some people say 747 and others say jumbo jet.

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RE: Why Do Some Say L1011 And Others Say TriStar?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:34 am

Its just a marketing term .When I was a kid I did knwo it as the Tristar and so did alot of the travelling public. Most mechanics I have met just call it the L10 .7E7 Dreamliner sounds classy too.
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RE: Why Do Some Say L1011 And Others Say TriStar?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:38 am

I don't think these planes will be saying L1011 or Tri-Star...all they will be saying (sadly) is "damn it's hot in this desert".
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RE: Why Do Some Say L1011 And Others Say TriStar?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 3:45 am

At Delta the L1011 or the TriStar was known as the Tritanic
 
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RE: Why Do Some Say L1011 And Others Say TriStar?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 5:58 am

It will be ashame to see these planes to go the desert one day. I just will like, if possible to see a a Next Generation Tristar series. I know Lockheed have gone totally in the military aerospace so this is just highly unrealistic. The MD-11 and DC-10's are still around .I dont know I just find all trijets so cool looking.  Smile
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