Air Enthusiast 1973-06
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??? - Tristar: Through Tribulation to Triumph
Represented in this colour illustration is a "first” for the TriStar. The first operator outside the USA was Air Canada which received the first of 10 it has on order on 12 February 1973 and put the type into service on 15 March.
"Court Line". Туроператор "Court Line" приобрел два TriStar 1 (один желтого цвета и один пурпурного) специально для чартерных перевозок на популярные курорты. Первый поступил в марте 1973 года. Компания распалась в августе 1974 года из-за мирового нефтяного кризиса.
Represented in this colour illustration is a "first” for the TriStar. The first European airline to fly the type is the first IT operator of TriStars, this being Court Line, whose first aircraft Halcyon Days (on photo) carries the first British civil registration in the "B” group, G-BAAA. It has been in regular service since the beginning of April 1973 and has now been joined by the second Court TriStar, which is finished in a two-tone pink livery.
Although there is no prototype of the TriStar as such, the first aircraft to fly - appropriately N1101 - carried Lockheed livery during its test phase and before being refurbished for eventual delivery to a customer.
TWA, whose first TriStar N31001 is shown, was the second airline to put the new Lockheed transport into service, closely following Eastern Air Lines.
TWA was the second airline to put the new Lockheed transport into service, closely following Eastern Air Lines (photo).
A special feature of the TriStar for Court line and other inclusive tour operators is the self-contained airstair, which is stowed in the rear baggage compartment and as shown here makes the aircraft independent of separate airfield loading steps.
A typical interior arrangement in the TriStar, showing TWA's two-aisle, eight-abreast seating, making use of two different seat designs and a variety of upholstery patterns.
The below-decks galley, where food trays are prepared before being taken up to the main cabin level.
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar