The L1011 aircraft built in the 70s, was one of the most advanced aircraft of its time! It was highly demanded from airlines who wanted a long range plane that did not necessarily have the seating capacity of a 747! However, they could seat 240-300 passengers depending on the seating configuration.
It competed directly with the Dc 10 aircraft, but as some may be aware there was distinct differences between them!
One such difference, I was told was the abundant safety measures that were inherit on the L10, but not initially on the dc 10!
The long range version of the L1011 was introduced, the 500 series, and this one was chosen and used by Pam Am, Delta Airlines and BWIA Int'l to name a few!
To this date, BWIA and Delta still have them in operation, although they both have reaslied that the time has come to get newer and more efficient planes that would hopefully live up to the reputation and image left by the L1011!