Sinsheim – Technikmuseum Sinsheim – Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde 101-102 Air France F-BVFB 02

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Sinsheim – Technikmuseum Sinsheim – Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde 101-102 Air France F-BVFB 02
prototype engineering
Image by Daniel Mennerich
Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde is a retired turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner or supersonic transport (SST). It is a single of only two SSTs to have entered industrial service the other was the Tupolev Tu-144. Concorde was jointly created and developed by Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) below an Anglo-French treaty. 1st flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued industrial flights for 27 years.

Amongst other destinations, Concorde flew standard transatlantic flights from London Heathrow and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to New York JFK, Washington Dulles and Barbados it flew these routes in less than half the time of other airliners. With only 20 aircraft built, the development of Concorde was a substantial economic loss Air France and British Airways also received considerable government subsidies to purchase them. Concorde was retired in 2003 due to a general downturn in the aviation business following the type’s only crash in 2000, the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, and a decision by Airbus, the successor firm of Aérospatiale and BAC, to discontinue upkeep assistance.

A total of 20 aircraft had been constructed in France and the United Kingdom six of these have been prototypes and improvement aircraft. Seven every single have been delivered to Air France and British Airways. Concorde’s name reflects the improvement agreement between the United Kingdom and France. In the UK, any or all of the type—unusually for an aircraft—are identified merely as &quotConcorde&quot, without having an article. The aircraft is regarded by several people as an aviation icon and an engineering marvel.

Sinsheim – Technikmuseum Sinsheim – Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde 101-102 Air France F-BVFB 01
prototype engineering
Image by Daniel Mennerich
Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde is a retired turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner or supersonic transport (SST). It is a single of only two SSTs to have entered industrial service the other was the Tupolev Tu-144. Concorde was jointly developed and produced by Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) under an Anglo-French treaty. Initial flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued commercial flights for 27 years.

Among other destinations, Concorde flew typical transatlantic flights from London Heathrow and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to New York JFK, Washington Dulles and Barbados it flew these routes in significantly less than half the time of other airliners. With only 20 aircraft constructed, the improvement of Concorde was a substantial financial loss Air France and British Airways also received considerable government subsidies to obtain them. Concorde was retired in 2003 due to a common downturn in the aviation market soon after the type’s only crash in 2000, the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, and a choice by Airbus, the successor firm of Aérospatiale and BAC, to discontinue maintenance support.

A total of 20 aircraft had been built in France and the United Kingdom six of these had been prototypes and improvement aircraft. Seven each and every had been delivered to Air France and British Airways. Concorde’s name reflects the improvement agreement amongst the United Kingdom and France. In the UK, any or all of the type—unusually for an aircraft—are recognized merely as &quotConcorde&quot, with out an article. The aircraft is regarded by numerous men and women as an aviation icon and an engineering marvel.

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