Court Line Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar 1 G-BAAB "Halcyon Breeze" in a promotional imagefor the airline, circa 1973. (Image: Court Line / Lockheed)

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Court Line Lockheed TriStar 1 (registered G-BAAB, named "Halcyon Breeze") in a promotional image for the airline, circa (Image: Court Line / Lockheed)

Court Airlines Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar

Aviation Photo Lockheed TriStar 1 - Court Line

In 1973, Court Line took delivery of a pair of Lockheed L-1011 Tristars and became the first European airline to operate the Lockheed widebody.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.

In 1973, Court Line took delivery of a pair of Lockheed L-1011 Tristars and became the first European airline to operate the Lockheed widebody.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.

British operator COURT LINE Lockheed TriStar L1011 Reg. No. G-BAAB pic taken at Luton Airport, England in July 1973 Photo credit: George Woods

British operator COURT LINE Lockheed TriStar L1011 Reg. No. G-BAAB pic taken at Luton Airport, England in July 1973 Photo credit: George Woods

G-BAAA .Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar 1 (cn 193K-1024) Court Line "Halcyon Days".Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar 1 (cn 193K-1024) Seen at Luton in May, 1973 next to G-BAAB. Delivered in February, Photo by Bob Garrard1973 and went back to Lockheed when Court ceased operations in August, 1974

G-BAAA .Lockheed TriStar 1 (cn Court Line "Halcyon Days".Lockheed TriStar 1 (cn Seen at Luton in May, 1973 next to G-BAAB. Delivered in February, Photo by Bob and went back to Lockheed when Court ceased operations in August, 1974

Photo Court Line Lockheed L-1011-1 TriStar G-BAAA

Photo Court Line Lockheed L-1011-1 TriStar G-BAAA

Court Line, Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar 1, London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), UK - England, April 1974, The donkey seems little bothered by the pink monster rushing past.

Court Line, Lockheed TriStar London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), UK - England, April The donkey seems little bothered by the pink monster rushing past.

G-BAAB LOCKHEED L1011-385-1 TRISTAR (1032) COURT LINE - PALMA DE MALLORCA - 01-03-1974

G-BAAB LOCKHEED L1011-385-1 TRISTAR (1032) COURT LINE - PALMA DE MALLORCA - 01-03-1974

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