Re: Other Lockheed commercial passenger jets than the L1011 ?

From:         rna@leland.Stanford.EDU (Robert Ashcroft)
Organization: DSG, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA
Date:         19 Oct 93 12:49:42 PDT
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[history of the L1011---specifically, why it was unsuccessful]

One other major reason why the L1011 was a commercial failure:  The bankruptcy
of Rolls Royce just as Lockheed was about to make its first deliveries.
The L1011 only ever flew with RR engines, leaving Lockheed facing bankruptcy
itself when engine deliveries were abruptly halted.  At least one airline had
to get DC10s as a stop gap to cover prior orders, and of course that made
it harder to get subsequent orders.  (The airline in question was Delta...).

RNA