Date: 04 Jan 97 03:55:50 From: firstname.lastname@example.org* (Ray Clawson) Organization: INTERNET AMERICA References: 1
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On 03 Jan 97 04:36:38 , email@example.com (Astracon) wrote: >It occurred to me recently that while L1011's are starting to fall to the >scrap-man's torch fairly often these days, DC-10's (same generation, >approx. same size) are soldiering on as long-haul passenger aircraft >throughout the world, and in fact some are even being overhauled to start >new lives as freighters. > >Is there a good reason for this? - plain old economics or did the DC-10 >airframe have a lot more "life" designed into it? American International Airways, operates 5 or 6 L1011's in the cargo configuation. Rumor has it that Connie bought some DC10's now. Apparently, the 1011 just doesn't have the long carry that the 10 has. WARNING: The return email address field has been altered to foil bulk email spammers. If you reply to this message please remove the * from the return address or it'll bounce.