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Concorde Jet Could Fly Again, Thanks to $22 Million Project

Concorde Jet
When the Concorde luxury jet was retired seven years ago, after 27 years of dutiful service to the world's elite, it seemed like the end of an era. Now, however, efforts are underway to get the supersonic craft back in the air -- in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.

As the BBC reports, engineers from the Save Concorde Group (SCG) and the French company Olympus 593 have already begun the examination to make sure the Concorde's Rolls Royce engines are in good shape; which is the first step in an expansive $22 million (£15 million) restoration project. Curiously enough, the proclamation of the plane's resurrection comes just days after a Paris court concluded the trial over the notorious Concorde crash that killed 113 people back in 2000. The court won't issue its verdict until December, but, at this point, it doesn't appear that the decision (or the blame it places on Concorde) will have much influence over the Concorde's imminent return to skybound glory. [From: BBC]

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