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Lockheed L-1011 TriStar - American Trans Air

American Trans Air (ATA, later ATA Airlines) was one of the biggest operators of second-hand Lockheed TriStars. It operated twenty of the type of several versions, including six L1011-500 short-body aircraft.

American Trans Air was founded in 1973 as a travelclub airline (Ambassadair) and acquired full charter status in 1981. At first it replaced its Boeing 707 fleet with McDonnell Douglas DC-10s, but because of poor availability of second-hand aircraft of this type on the market, it switched to the Lockheed TriStar. In 1995 the airline adopted a new corporate identity and livery, shown on the aircraft on the picture below. The airline's main bases were Indianapolis, Chicago Midway Airport, Honolulu International and Oakland International Airport. In 2008 ATA Airlines ceased operations.

The photograph shows a L-1011-1 at Frankfurt Rhein/Main Airport. On the picture below an ATA Airlines TriStar is taxiing at London Gatwick.


TriStar American Trans Air







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