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The engines on a French Concorde are to be examined as the first move in a £15m project aiming to get the supersonic passenger jet back in the air.
The work at the Le Bourget Air and Space Museum is being done through a partnership between the British Save Concorde Group, SCG, and a French group Olympus 593.
"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.
The tests will first establish whether the engines can be safely started and whether the aircraft could complete a ground taxi.
It is hoped the jet will be able to fly as part of the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.