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17 December 2023

An abandoned L-1011 on a beach

L-1011 in Cotonou © Matthew Klint/Live and Let's Fly

An L-1011 originally delivered to All Nippon Airways and last operated by Air Rum (msn 193P-1156) is sitting on a beach for some years now in Cotonou, Benin - West Africa.

One can find two interesting reports of this aircraft on the internet:

Portuguese L-1011 fleet status 2023

Still no news of CS-TEB being scrapped:

  • MSN 1206 euroAtlantic CS-TMX - scrapped at Lisbon (LIS/LPPT)
  • MSN 1240 euroAtlantic CS-TEB - stored at Amman (ADJ/OJAM)
  • MSN 1248 Luzair CS-TMP - scuttled in the Gulf of Aqaba

04 December 2023

And we now say goodbye to Novair

Nova Airlines AB, doing business as Novair, ceased operations last October, ending a 26 years run.

Novair SE-DVF © LRS 747

Novair was a swedish micro-airline operating two Airbus A321neo on the charter scene, a company that started its activities in 1997 with an ex-TAP L-1011 registered SE-DVF adding a second one (SE-DVI) some months later.

New L-1011 article published on Simple Flying

Simple Flying aviation site released a recent article about the L-1011 TriStar:

TAP Air Portugal CS-TEF © Felix Goetting

03 December 2022

L-1011 Stargazer at the AVAirShow 2022

The L-1011 registered N140SC was temporarily flown to the Edwards Air Force Base (EDW/KEDW) to be part of the static display at the Aerospace Valley Air Show that took place last October.

N140SC © Aerospace Valley Air Show

After the Air Show, Stargazer returned to Mojave Airport (MHV/KMHV) where it is stored.