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May 26, 2012

OSC L-1011 and the NuSTAR mission II

As previously announced, L-1011 N140SC of Orbital Sciences will be involved in the launching of NuSTAR satellite.

The aircraft arrived on last May 24 at Vandenberg Air Force Base and the launch date is now scheduled to take place on June 13.
Pegasus Carrier Aircraft Arrives at Vandenberg
Fri, 25 May 2012 06:01:24 PM GMT
The Orbital Sciences L-1011, an airliner modified to carry and launch the Pegasus rocket, arrived at Vandenberg on May 24 in preparation for the ferry flight to Kwajalein for the launch of the Pegasus XL rocket carrying NuSTAR. Installation of the Pegasus fairing around the NuSTAR spacecraft is complete. Rollout from Orbital’s processing hangar and the mating of the Pegasus to the L-1011 is planned for June 2. Launch is targeted for June 13 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time.

May 23, 2012

Portuguese TriStar fleet status 05/12

MSN 1206 euroAtlantic CS-TMX - scrapped at Lisbon (LIS)
MSN 1240 euroAtlantic CS-TEB - stored at Amman (ADJ) / listed for sale (as is, where is)
MSN 1241 Luzair CS-TMR - stored at Victorville (VCV)
MSN 1248 Luzair CS-TMP - stored at Aqaba (AQJ)

May 19, 2012

euroAtlantic airways in 2002

This movie of euroAtlantic airways is a brief presentation of the company profile in the year of 2002. At that time their fleet was composed of one L-1011 and some B737s.

During the presentation you can see the L-1011 (reg. CS-TEB), including its cabin. When the movie was made, the aircraft still had its bulkheads with TAP's old decoration (sunset theme in shades of blue and orange).

May 17, 2012

Askari Aviation

Pakistan's Askari Aviation is operating today a flight with L-1011 equipment. The flight AAS2222 from Nairobi to Quetta is taking place right know but the registration of the aircraft is yet unknown.
Nice to see a civil TriStar still in operation.

Update: aircraft was L-1011-500 reg. N162AT of Barq Aviation, operating UN charter flights.

Delta Air Lines L-1011 seat maps




May 02, 2012

Jets Monthly - El Ten Eleven

Jets Monthly's latest issue (May 2012) has an article about the L-1011: "TriStar - a star dimmed too soon".

Jets Monthly - May 2012