The engines on a French Concorde are to be examined as the first move in a $22m project aiming to get the supersonic passenger jet back in the air.
The Rolls Royce engines of the former Air France Concorde will undergo an initial examination to see what work needs to be done to start the engines.
Concorde was retired seven years ago, but it is hoped the jet could return to flight in a heritage capacity.
The tests by a French-British team will take place at an air museum near Paris.
The project is being conducted by a French-British team comprising the British Save Concorde Group, SCG, and a French group called Olympus 593.
It is hoped the jet will be able to fly as part of the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.