Before everyone gets all hot and bothered this is not one of those "when is Delta's last L1011 flight?" posts like you see on the civil ops board.
But I had some questions that DL_Mech can hopefully answer:
(1). Is Delta going to keep its L1011 flight crew training facility open along with its sim after the tristar is retired?
(2). Is there going to be a significant work load for L1011 contract maintenance? Will DL help in the conversion efforts of L1011 freightors if that's how they are going to be used?
(3). I may have asked this before, but....are there any Lockheed tech reps on site there, still? I know the 1011 has been out of production since 82/83, but I was led to believe that aerospace project tech reps were often present for years after.
I know that DL has been pretty resourceful in modifying the L1011--especially the rear door, satcom, avionics etc. Any other technical insight you have would be of great interest, to me at least!