After nearly 10 years of work, Lufthansa wants to shut down the „Starliner Project“, a complete restore of a 1957-build Lockheed L.1649 „Star Liner“ at Auburn Airport (Maine). The airliner is about 85% completed, the structure and engines are overhauled, when Lufthansa in March 2018 decided to shut down the works – while a few weeks ago Lufthansa recalled 60 years of the first „Starliner“ service on Frankfurt – New York route in 1958.
Lufthansa Technik wants to separate the wings from the fuselage, box up all of the parts and ship everything to Germany, which means exactly this aircraft will never fly again.
This is must not be the fate the whole project deserves!
Please support this petition to complete the Lockheed Super Star Project at Auburn! (URL opens new window with change.org).
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