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To some, it might seem like just yesterday that the Concorde completed its final flight, but the supersonic jet hasn’t take to the skies since 2003. Since then, the iconic airframes have greeted tourists at museums, including the National Air and Space Museum’s Virginia hangar and the Intrepid aircraft carrier in New York City.
One group now plans to return the plane to service, however, and now has the funding to actually accomplish that goal. While you won’t be able to climb about the jet for regular commercial flights, it could fly for charters, special events and air shows. The group is eyeing a plane currently on display at Paris’ Le Bourget Airport, and has access to a £120 million (about $187 million) fund, which could be used to purchase and restore the plane, with the goal of returning it to flight as soon as 2019.
H/T: Road Warrior Voices
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