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Old August 17th, 2017, 05:58 PM   #1
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Lockheed Constellation L-1649A Super Star Lufthansa Restoration Project

Lockheed Super Star: The Comeback of a Legend
The L-1649A Super Star was the last and most significant model of the legendary Lockheed Constellation series. It quickly developed a reputation for being the preferred aircraft for non-stop reliable and comfortable transatlantic excursions. Built in 1956, it signaled the end of the long range, piston-powered air travel era; the intercontinental jet age was looming on the horizon. After acquiring what was commonly referred to as “The Queen of the North Atlantic” in 2007, the Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung (DLBS) foundation, our GAAHF founding organization, appointed the Lufthansa subsidiary Lufthansa Technik to systematically restore this legendary historic airplane back to airworthy condition.

Once the full restoration of the Super Star is complete, the aircraft will be fully operational for passenger and educational use. The interior renovations will have the look and feel of the 1950’s paired with the exceptional and unmatched service that the twenty-first century has to offer.Flights will operate, as common in those days, at half the speed and half the altitude of today’s commercial airliners, giving passengers a unique perspective of the landscape below.

The cost of tickets aboard the Super Star will be made affordable to passionate aviation and travel enthusiasts.







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Old August 19th, 2017, 12:26 AM   #2
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Bord Lounge rendering:



Engine, Propeller, and Spinner Overhaul:
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Old August 19th, 2017, 01:17 AM   #3
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great!! when will it be operational?
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Old August 19th, 2017, 02:50 AM   #4
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Is this project anything to do with the Breitling Super Connie which was based in Geneva. ?????

http://superconstellation.org/index.php/en/
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Old August 19th, 2017, 06:10 PM   #5
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@Леонид: in 2019, the project is late, they had many unexpected problems to solve.

@ sponge bob: not directly, cause the Lufthansa Super Star will be in operational service even on the north atlantic route from Frankfurt to New York, I guess, the Breitling guys will share their experiences they had with this aircraft and especially the Curtis Wright Compound engines.

I've heard some Lufthansa pilots are preparing for their job on the Super Star by flying the Breitling Super Connie.

As I know the Breitling Connie doesn't have a pressurized cabin and can't operate at heights of 23,000 feet like the Lufthansa Super Star.

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I thought all Connies were pressurised from day 1 in the early 1940s as Howard Hughes insisted they were to be.

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/100...tellation.html

I look forward to seeing a Lufthansa Constellation on a stopover again in its natural home, Shannon. It was the Connie that built that airport.
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You're right, sponge bob. I got it wrong. The Breitling Super Connie has a pressurized cabin.
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The rebirth of the Lockheed Super Star:

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Old September 21st, 2017, 04:35 AM   #9
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Nothing stands out like a Connie, the most elegant Airliner of all time. !
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Yes, it is the Mona Lisa of industrial art.
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