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Jimmy W
06-02-2017, 10:59 PM
In 2007, Lufthansa Airlines bought 3 Lockheed Starliners which were parked at Auburn-Lewiston Airport in Maine. They picked the best one to restore and also bought another one which was in Florida. They then built a hanger to restore it in. The project turned out to be much more complicated that Lufthansa was planning on, but they are still working on it.


Not a single bolt, not a single rivet or metal sheet is left untouched. Each and every square inch has been inspected with the most sophisticated methods. As we leave nothing to chance, about 95 percent of the fuselage structure and approximately 85 percent of the wings have been replaced by new, state of the art material. Additionally the LSSG and Lufthansa Technik teams incorporate the latest safety standards found in today ‘s commercial aircraft that were unheard of when the Super Star left the Lockheed final assembly line in 1957. One example is the digital “glass cockpit” featuring the latest generation of flight instruments and computer systems.


I see that by the end of this year, they expect it to be back on it's own landing gear.

More information on the project here. http://superstar.lufthansa.com/en/home.html

Jim Bow
06-02-2017, 11:18 PM

Jimmy W
06-02-2017, 11:26 PM
Thanks, Jim. Fred's post in the other thread made me think about it. I hadn't seen the video.

06-03-2017, 07:15 AM
What will they do with them?

Mickey Lake

Jimmy W
06-03-2017, 11:15 AM
They now have a Junkers Ju 52/3m,a Messerschmitt Me 108 B-1, and a Dornier Do 27 B-3 and are working on an Arado Ar 79 B, and a Focke-Wulf Fw 200 in addition to the Connie. The Constellation like the Junkers will carry paying customers that want to experience flying on one. Plus they will be displayed at air shows.

More here: https://www.dlbs.de/en/Foundation/Mission-Statement.php