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Lockheed L-1011-500 TriStar - BWIA

BWIA West Indies Airways was the national airline of Trinidad and Tobago. It was formed on 27 November 1939 and exactly one year later it started a daily air service between Trinidad and Barbados with a Lockheed Lodestar. The first widebody aircraft in the fleet was the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 500, which replaced older Boeing 707s in 1980.

The TriStars were primarily used on services to Europe. Later BWIA also flew a Boeing 747-100 and it replaced its TriStars with Airbus A340s. of which it operated two. BWIA ordered the Boeing 767, but later ordered Airbus A321s instead. The airline stopped operating in late 2006.

The photograph shows a BWIA TriStar 500 ready for departure at Frankfurt Rhein/Main Airport.







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