On delivery to BA
the aircraft was put into European service despite a ban on working the aircraft by the LHR
technicians. This ban lasted nearly two years, and during that time BA
Line Maintenance serviced the aircraft at Paris and Amsterdam on nightstops. No L1011 was grounded at LHR
during this time. I was a young engineer working in an office, and was drafted into a team to go to AMS
to change a Nbr 2 engine. A motely crew of instructors,office engineers, outstation engineers and Gulf Air LAEs (on a BA
course) changed the engine in a KLM hangar using Gulf Air's fly away engine staging. No one had changed a TriStar engine before, and only the instructors had ever worked on the L1011. But we did it.
I was involved on the L1011 in engineering and maintenance at BA
from 1973 up to around 2000, when I worked the Nordic East aircraft at ARN
(on a BA
I really miss the jump seat behind the Captain. Best seat in the house!
[Edited 2015-11-17 12:52:49]