TWA was one of the two launching customers for the TriStar, together with Eastern Airlines. The company has recently ordered additional Dash 100s to supplement its original fleet of Dash Is.
Air Canada was the first company outside of the USA to take delivery of a TriStar and it now operates 10 Dash 1s/100s with six Dash 500s on order.
"Cathay Pacific". Гонконгская "Cathay Pacific" сделала TriStar основой своего парка на дальневосточных маршрутах. Компания закупила всего два новых самолета, но значительная часть машин разных модификаций была куплена у других авиакомпаний. В разное время парк компании насчитывал до 20 самолетов TriStar.
Lockheed L-1011-100 TriStar of Cathay Pacific Airlines, based in Hong Kong and one of the airlines that have collectively ordered more than 300 of these trijet transports.
"Saudia". Парк самолетов TriStar авиакомпании "Saudia" состоял из 16 новых машин и двух, купленных у других эксплуатантов. В парк вошли самолеты Series 1, Series 100 и Series 200, но со временем все самолеты довели до уровня Series 200. В 1980 году произошел пожар в салоне самолета, погибло более 300 человек.
Saudi Arabia's airline Saudia is among the largest TriStar users outside of North America, and was the first to order the uprated RB.211-524B engines for its TriStar 200s.
The shorter fuselage of the TriStar 500 makes the long-range variant easily recognisable but the extended wing tips associated with the active control system are less readily distinguished.
Pan American is the first to take delivery of the definitive TriStar 500 with an operational active control system.
Comparative views of a Pan Am TriStar 500 and an Eastern TriStar 1 show the former's shorter fuselage and slightly longer wing. Also apparent is the improved cowling with lengthened rear duct for the wing-mounted RB.211 engines.
TriStar 500 is shown in the livery of the one of first three airlines to operate the short-body long-range derivative of the Lockheed tri-jet. First Dash 500 to fly was the example seen on test at Palmdale and now in service with British Airways
Orders for a mixture of TriStar Is, 200s and 500s make British Airways the largest operator of the type outside of the USA.
TriStar 500 is shown in the livery of the one of first three airlines to operate the short-body long-range derivative of the Lockheed tri-jet. First Dash 500 to fly was the example seen on test at Palmdale and now in service with British Airways; next came Delta (on photo)
Newest operator of the TriStar in its original configuration is Aero Peru, which has acquired one of the L-1011-1s built for, but not delivered to, PSA (illustrated) and has one L-1011-500 on order.
The flight deck of a BA TriStar I.
An impression of the main coach section of a typical TriStar interior layout, with two aisles and eight abreast seating.
The three-view drawing below shows the TriStar 500, with extra view ofa TriStar 200 and scrap view of the basic wing.