DC10's Become Freighters. What About L1011's?

Fri Jul 06, 2001 6:48 am

What happens to all the L1011's which are going to leave passenger service ? Will some of them be converted to freighters like it happens with the DC10 ?
I like the L1011 alot and it would be nice if they stayed in the air instead of being scraped.

RE: DC10's Become Freighters. What About L1011's?

Fri Jul 06, 2001 7:43 am

A number of L1011s have been converted to freighters - mainly -200s, with one -1 (operated by TradeWinds). Will more be done? Certainly the -250s would make good prospects - but the cost of conversion coupled with a dubious asset value would rule out all but the most adventurous.

The L1011 has going for it more volume and better fuel economics and operating costs than the DC10-30 (but lower payload and shorter range); and of course outperforms in terms of range and payload (but is more expensive than the A300.

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