The InFlight 200 production of this model is 330 pieces worldwide, released in March 2008. Was a prominent British holiday charter airline during the early 1970s based at Luton Airport in Bedfordshire. It also provided bus services in Luton and surrounding areas. It helped pioneer the concept of "cheap and cheerful" package tours to Spain and other destinations in the "Med" in conjunction with Clarksons Holidays, thus taking part in the establishment of a whole new way of holidaymaking for the British public. The aircraft were acquired on long-term lease from Airlease International, a consortium of eleven British banks and financial institutions.
They were uniquely customised for Court with double-width doors to speed up passenger evacuation and featured integral passenger stairs and baggage conveyors to facilitate operations at smaller airports. Court took the view with Clarksons that the market would grow and that such large aircraft could be operated profitably. In addition, Clarksons was looking to expand further into cruise holidays and new markets in the US and the Caribbean.This, at the time, was wholly new territory for the UK package tour market. The acquisition of Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT), a regional airline based in the Caribbean, in 1972 was part of Court's long-haul expansion strategy. Court Line provided LIAT with BAC One-Eleven series 500 aircraft for scheduled passenger services in the Caribbean. The BAC One-Eleven was the only jet aircraft type ever operated by LIAT, which currently continues to fly scheduled services in the Caribbean with turboprop aircraft. The introduction of the TriStar led to an increase in maintenance personnel and the modification of an existing hangar at the airline's Luton base to accommodate the new widebody.
The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as the L-1011 (pronounced "L-ten-eleven") or TriStar, is a medium-to-long range, widebody trijet airliner. It was the third widebody airliner to enter commercial operations, after the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10.
The aircraft has a seating capacity of up to 400 persons and a range of over 4,000 nautical miles (7,410 km). Its trijet configuration places one Rolls-Royce RB211 engine under each wing, with a third, center-mounted RB211 engine with an S-duct air inlet embedded in the tail and the upper fuselage. The aircraft has an autoland capability, an automated descent control system, and available lower deck galley and lounge facilities.
The L-1011 TriStar was produced in two fuselage lengths. The original L-1011-1 first flew in November 1970, and entered service with Eastern Air Lines in 1972. The shortened, long-range L-1011-500 first flew in 1978, and entered service with British Airways a year later. The original length TriStar was also produced as the high gross weight L-1011-100, uprated engine L-1011-200, and further upgraded L-1011-250. Post-production conversions for the L-1011-1 with increased takeoff weights included the L-1011-50 and L-1011-150.Between 1968 and 1984, Lockheed manufactured a total of 250 TriStars. After production ended, Lockheed withdrew from the commercial aircraft business due to its below-target sales. 1:200 scale die-cast limited edition metal die-cast aircraft models (primarily airliners and some military variants of civil aircraft). The models are highly detailed with quality that exceeds other 1:200 scale models. This model line releases four new models each month with a limited edition quantity production worldwide for each model, making this an extremely collectible line.
InFlight 200 is a leading producer of metal die-cast models in 1:200 scale, specializing in commercial aircraft. Each model features fine details such as antennas and landing gear with rubber tires that roll. The 747 models even have nose landing gear that turn, along with fan-blades that spin in the engines. All liveries and markings are precision printed on the models. These models are produced in limited editions, making them highly collectible items.
Note: These are adult collector models and are not recommended for children under 14. Boeing products are produced under license from Boeing Management Company. Mint condition, awesome graphics on the box. This scaled aircraft model makes great gifts for airline employees, retirees and aviation enthusiasts of all ages.
It reflects, as accurately the paint scheme of the airline and has many details that are not usually found on other models in this scale. Each model is meticulously finished for unsurpassed quality. This scaled model was produced is accurately painted and professionally detailed. Check my other auctions for an assortment of Flight Miniatures / Long Prosper, Herpa, Schabak fine scale model planes. Add to My Favorite Stores.Sign up for our Store newsletter. Discounts sent out monthly to subscribers. The item "InFlight200 Courtline Pink G-BAAB Lockheed L1011 TriStar1200 Scale RETIRED" is in sale since Sunday, August 17, 2014. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Diecast & Toy Vehicles\Aircraft & Spacecraft\Contemporary Manufacture".
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