Lockheed in 1975

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1. L-1011 TRISTAR Luxury Trijet Airliner

The advanced technology L-1011 TriStar wide-bodied commercial passenger jet transport began service with U.S. airlines in 1972, foreign carriers in 1973. Featuring a cabin 19 ft. across, the TriStar seats from 250 to 400 passengers, combining new standards of luxury with operational advantages that meet airline needs in an increasingly prominent portion of the world air travel market. Its three advanced, three-shaft Rolls-Royce RB.211 engines each develop 42,000 lbs. thrust and fly the TriStar at more than 600 mph. Their design sharply reduces noise - TriStar was pronounced the quietest of the new wide-bodied jetliners" at its FAA certification award ceremony - and it provides virtually smokeless operation. Featuring a highly advanced, automatic flight system, the basic TriStar design assures economical performance on routes ranging from high-density 300-mile flights to nonstop routes of 3200 nautical miles. The TriStar family also includes other versions offering increased takeoff weights, greater fuel capacity, and the higher thrust RB.21 1-524 engine. TriStar wingspan is 155 ft., length 179 ft., and tail is 55 ft. high.

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All information on this page is from a Lockheed Aircraft Corporation brochure of 1975.