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Saturday, 17 November 2007

Globe Jet sells their L-1011 fleet

Kallat Elsaker Air, a libyan operator, has bought OD-MIR (msn 1246) and OD-JOE (msn 1243) from Globe Jet.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Did you know that...

1. Pan Am was the first airline to operate the TriStar 500 with extended wingtips/active ailerons, in 1980?
2. The first TriStar 500 models delivered to British Airways in 1979 did not originally have the wingtip extensions? They were retrofitted later.
3. The extended wingtips/ active ailerons were first installed and tested in the L-1011 prototype (N1011)?

N1011 - standard lenght TriStar - with active ailerons 

You can read more about active ailerons/active control system here.

TWAHistory.com


TWA (now absorbed by American Airlines) was one of the most important airlines in the world. It was also one of the main L-1011 operators.

If you are interested in airline history and memorabilia perhaps you will enjoy spending some minutes visiting this blog:

URL: www.twahistory.com

This site was added to our links' section.

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Portuguese TriStar fleet status 11/07

euroAtlantic CS-TEB - stored at Abu Dhabi, waiting slot for further maintenance works
euroAtlantic CS-TMX - stored at Lisbon, to be scrapped soon
LUZair CS-TMP - active
LUZair CS-TMR- under maintenance at Victorville, finishing C-check works

Friday, 2 November 2007

Globe Jet lost its AOC

Lebanese CAA has pulled the rights of Globe Jet Airlines (based in Beirut) to operate. It seems the three TriStar 500 are now in the process of being sold. Those were ex-TAP/Air Transat aircraft:

MSN 293B-1239 OD-ZEE (impounded at Santa Cruz)
MSN 293B-1243 OD-JOE
MSN 193H-1246 OD-MIR