MARSHALL AEROSPACE, IS predicting demand for at least 50 Lockheed L-1011 TriStar freighter conversions, during the life of the programme it is now undertaking and says, that it needs to perform around 15 for the project to break even. The Cambridge, UK-based company has so far booked 12 firm orders from three US companies: American International Airways of Michigan (eight aircraft); Miami-based International Air Leases (three); and an unannounced order from another US leasing firm (believed to be International Lease Finance, for one aircraft). American International's first converted L-1011 was handed over on 16 August, and will enter service on routes between Miami and South American destinations.

Source: Flight International