Concorde

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Concorde
British Airways Concorde G-BOAC 03.jpg
British Airways Concorde in 1986
Role Supersonic transport
Naitional oreegin Unitit Kinrick an Fraunce
Manufacturer BAC (later BAe an BAE Systems)
Sud Aviation (later Aérospatiale an EADS)
First flicht 2 Mairch 1969
Introduction 21 Januar 1976
Retired 24 October 2003[1]
Status Retired
Primar uisers British Airways
Air France
Produced 1965–1979
Nummer biggit 20 (inc. 6 non-commercial aircraft)[2][3]
Programme cost £1.3 billion[4]
Unit cost
£23 million in 1977

Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde is a Breetish-French turbojet-pouered supersonic passenger jet airliner that wis operatit till 2003. It haed a maximum speed ower twace the speed o soond at Mach 2.04 (1,354 mph or 2,180 km/h at cruise altitude), wi seatin for 92 tae 128 passengers.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Lawless, Jill. "Final Concorde flight lands at Heathrow". Associated Press, 26 October 2003. 
  2. Towey 2007, p. 359.
  3. "Ageing luxury jet". BBC News, 25 July 2000. 25 Julie 2000. 
  4. Marston, Paul (16 August 2000). "Is this the end of the Concorde dream?". London: The Daily Telegraph, 16 August 2000. 

Citit soorces

  • Towey, Barrie (ed.) (2007). Jet Airliners of the World 1949–2007. Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. ISBN 0-85130-348-X.