Concorde may take to the skies again

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London, May 30 (ANI): The French Concorde may take to the skies again.

The supersonic jet is reportedly undergoing 15 million pound tests at the Le Bourget Air and Space Museum near Paris in a partnership between the British Save Concorde Group (SCG) and a French group, Olympus 593.

The four Rolls Royce engines of the former Air France Concorde known as Sierra Delta will undergo a baroscopy, which is an initial examination to see what work needs to be done to start the engines, the Sydney Morning Herald and Xinhua reported.

Yesterday, SCG vice-chairman Ben Lord said: "Today marks the most critical date in Concorde's history since she was retired almost seven years ago."

"Two members of our management team are in France this weekend to observe these amazing developments since SCG has always maintained that she could return to flight in a heritage capacity and the findings of today will hopefully go an awfully long way to proving our point.

"This is just the beginning, but we are delighted and privileged to be working with a team of skilled Concorde engineers who both worked on the aircraft at British Airways and Air France."

The tests will first determine whether the engines can be safely started and whether the aircraft could complete a ground taxi. (ANI)

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