How Fast Can a Concorde Plane Go?


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The cruising speed of the Aerospatiale-British Aircraft Corporation Concorde was 1,350 mph or Mach 2. The takeoff speed of the Concorde was 250 mph. British Airways and Air France were the only two airlines in the world that operated the supersonic transport aircraft.

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The typical transatlantic flight from London to New York City had a duration of approximately 3 1/2 hours. The fastest transatlantic crossing made by the Concorde was on Feb. 7, 1996, when the aircraft traveled from New York to London in two hours, 52 minutes, 59 seconds. The Concorde had a landing speed of 187 mph. The aircraft made its final commercial flight on Oct. 24, 2003.

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