July 2, 2022
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
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4/26/1972: Lockheed L-1011 Tristar Enters Commercial Service

Today in Aviation, Lockheed L-1011 TriStar (N301EA) entered commercial service in 1972 with Eastern Air Lines.

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Lockheed L-1011-500 Tristar

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the last variant of the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, the -500 took to the skies for the first time in 1978. The long-range variant was launched in August 1976 capable of flying up to 6,100nm (11,260km). It had a 4.1m (13ft 6in) shorter fuselage than its predecessors, a larger wingspan, higher […]

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Today in Aviation: Lockheed’s L-1011 TriStar Enters Commercial Service

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Lockheed L-1011 TriStar (N301EA) enters commercial service in 1972 with Eastern Air Lines on its Miami-New York route. Eastern Air Lines, AKA Eastern, was a major American airline from 1926 to 1991. Before its dissolution, it was headquartered at Miami International Airport (MIA) in an unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County, Florida, US. A Bumpy Start The then-Lockheed California Company […]

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