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TriStar parts?

Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:09 pm

Does anyone know if you can still get parts for a L-1011 TriStar? Including parts for the RB211/524?
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stephanwintner
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Re: TriStar parts?

Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:07 pm

A glance at the RB211 wikipedia page suggests the -524 G/H was used on the 747 and 767. The earlier B/C/D off the L1011 might be gone, but I'd imagine some common parts between the G/H and B/C/D would still be available. Some parts may also be used in industrial RB211's. I'm sure some older engines might be available to part out as well.

As for paperwork and proper certifications, that might be a different story, especially for parts intended for an industrial engine.

I thought Orbital still flew an L1011, to launch small satellites? If so, they must have at least some parts.
 
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Re: TriStar parts?

Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:46 pm

Yes, there are some parts which are common, but it gets very complex with the exact model number, and the fact that the majority of G/Hs are actually G-T/H-T engine. A contact informs me that even RR has major problems procuring parts / engines for their own Flying Test Bed's pusher engines.
 
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Re: TriStar parts?

Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:30 pm

tepidhalibut wrote:
Yes, there are some parts which are common, but it gets very complex with the exact model number, and the fact that the majority of G/Hs are actually G-T/H-T engine. A contact informs me that even RR has major problems procuring parts / engines for their own Flying Test Bed's pusher engines.


Complex regarding model number, eh. That sounds familiar. "On the JT9D, we didn't update the BOM, we just changed the model number." Bill Herzog to his younger underling, Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford CT circa 1999.

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