Past & Future
07/25/2000 : Crash - UK
An Air France Concorde flying to New York crashes outside Paris shortly after takeoff, killing all 113 people on board and four people on the ground. More ...
07/23/2000 : : Cracks - UK
British Airways discloses that cracks had been found in the wings of all seven of its Concorde jets. Air France makes a similar disclosure the following day, having found cracks in four of its six Concordes..
02/18/1983 : TU-144 retires - Union Soviétique
The supersonic TU-144 is put out of service for good.
09/21/1979 : Three (Concorde) for one (French franc) symbolic - France
It`s over. The great adventure of building Concorde, high technology miracle and symbol of revival of European aeronautical industry is ending. Both french and british governments agree to put an end to production line of Concorde. In Toulouse as well as in Filton, production lines will close, twelve years after the birth of the first plane. The cold announcement came five months after the first flight of Concorde 216, the last plane built. In total 16 planes and 88 engines have been manufactured. The five remaining Concorde will be given to the two airlines. British Airways, owning already five will get two, while Air France, flotte having only four will pay one symbolic franc for each of the three she will get.
04/19/1979 : 16th production Concorde - Filton
Brian Trubshaw gives her first flight to the 16th and last production plane.
01/12/1979 : Registration of Concorde by FAA - Dallas-Fort worth
Concorde has got her registration from FAA on January 9, extension of the line Paris, London to Washington to Dallas, at subsonic speed. This stage is under operation of Braniff International.
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