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User currently offlineHotelima From France, joined May 2009, 24 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3120 times:
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Late 2007 in Auburn (Maine), when LH Technik bought the Maurice Roundy's last 3 L-1649 A Starliners in order to restore one of them (reg : N 7316C) to airworthy condition, this year 2011 was announced as a first flight target. Can anyone bring some light on the actual restoration work situation and eventually a new first flight plan ?

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User currently offlinelarspl From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

take a look on their website;

User currently offlineHotelima From France, joined May 2009, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2258 times:
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Thanks for the info, but nothing new on LH Technik website. I hope someone can bring up some breaking new about that topic.

User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11557 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

The Starliner will not fly before 2012 a much as I have heard. The fact that this plane is intended to fly on a regular basis for the airline which is rightfully known for its unsurpassed safety standards requires more effort and more new parts than initially was expected.

User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1499 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2077 times:

Last August I visited Lewiston airport where work is underway. I'm not technically minded enough to tell exactly how far along things were but they had stripped the airplane down to its barest shell. Don't quote me on this, but as I recall they had been determining structural integrity. They also have a second aircraft (N8083H) sitting outside their hangar- what the LH Technik man who spoke to us said was that it was essentially a "blueprint" for them in case they couldn't determine how to assemble something from the original technical documentation, as well as a parts source. They seemed to be a little leery of photography of what they were doing and since they had been so accommodating letting me in in the first place I deferred to that.

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