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    The first L-1011 TriStar transport for Gulf Air has entered its flight test programme at Lockheed's commercial aircraft manufacturing and test base in the California desert.

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    SV Nose of TriStar with Gulf Air colours ZOOM OUT TO GV Aircraft taxing (3 shots)
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    GV TriStar taking off
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    Initials CL/1740 CL/1745



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The first L-1011 TriStar transport for Gulf Air has entered its flight test programme at Lockheed's commercial aircraft manufacturing and test base in the California desert.

    The first flight for the distinctively-striped Gulf Air TriStar was on 16 December. Delivery of this first of four TriStar will take place in January with the rest coming down the production line during 1976. Four more optional, "second-buy" aircraft are on order.

    All of them will be extended range versions, carrying extra fuel in wing centre sections to give added payload carrying capability or range beyond that of the basic TriStar design.

    The first service -- on route between London and the Gulf States -- is due to start on 1 April, 1976. For travellers the wide-bodied aircraft will be a new experience. The fitting inside the aircraft make it the most luxurious ever designed for a commercial airline.

    SYNOPSIS: In the California desert, the first of eight new TriStar ordered by Gulf Air is ready for testing. The new L-1011 TriStar is undergoing its flight test programme before delivery in January. The new, wide-bodied aircraft is the ultimate in luxury flying. It is the most luxurious aircraft ever designed for a commercial airline.

    All of the gulf Air TriStar will be extended range version carrying extra fuel in wing centre sections. The testing of the Lockheed aircraft began on the sixteenth of December.

    The first service -- on route between London and the Gulf States -- is due to start at the beginning of next April. Three more TriStars will be ready in 1976.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3PO8IFXPWYTNXG2CO01JZ3Z46
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PO8IFXPWYTNXG2CO01JZ3Z46
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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