keindy
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L-1011 Questions (TWA And ATA)

Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:45 am

Back in the late 80's (pretty sure) I was waiting to pick-up a family member at the gate in IND when an ATA L-1011 went rolling by, this aircraft had the TWA red stripes but ATA lettering. Obviously ATA had obtained from TWA I presume. Where did the ATA L-1011's come from? Was ATA the original owner on any of them? I believe they currently have 4, how many total did they ever operate? Finally, are these aircraft eventually all headed for scrap? What a great plane, will miss seeing them when they are gone. Also, I don't believe any of the L-1011 will have the new livery painted on, is this correct? Any info is greatly appreciated.
 
Tom in NO
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RE: L-1011 Questions (TWA And ATA)

Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:53 am

You'll have to do a little digging through this list to find out the specifics regarding the origins of ATA's 1011 fleet, but you should find it well worth your while:

http://flytristar.tripod.com/page/prodlist.html

The entire website is a wealth of 1011 information.

The L-1011 was a great airplane, loaded with advanced (for the day) technology), and flight crews loved it.

And, seeing that my dad was a contracts administrator for Lockheed for 30-odd years, on the 1011 project with Delta, ANA, Saudia, Court Line and others, it kept food on our table for many years.

Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
 
Tan Flyr
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RE: L-1011 Questions (TWA And ATA)

Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:29 am

Interesting list Tom. Thanks for the link.

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