Development Early studies. The origins of the Concorde project date to the early 1950s, when Arnold Hall, director of the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) asked Morien Morgan to form a committee to study the supersonic transport (SST) concept. The group met for the first time in February 1954 and delivered their first report in April 1955.
The Concorde gave us supersonic transport. But why did this supersonic plane fail? The answer is complicated. Follow Phil Edwards and Vox Almanac on Facebook...
Concorde G-AXDN (101) first flew on 17 December 1971 from Filton and was retired to the Imperial War Museum Duxford, England, where it landed on 20 August 1977, having made 269 flights (632 hours), of which 168 flights were supersonic.; Concorde F-WTSA (102) first flew on 10 January 1973 from Toulouse.
Concorde, the first supersonic passenger-carrying commercial airplane (or supersonic transport, SST), built jointly by aircraft manufacturers in Great Britain and France. The Concorde made its first transatlantic crossing on September 26, 1973, and it inaugurated the world’s first scheduled supersonic passenger service on January 21, 1976— British Airways initially flying the aircraft from ...
The investigation revealed that the plane that took off just prior to Flight 4590 had dropped a piece of metal onto the runway. When the Concorde jet ran over it, its tire was shredded and thrown ...
The Concorde was once the peak of cutting-edge aircraft design and a status symbol for the world's elite travelers. But the horrific 2000 crash of flight 4590 marked a turning point for this ...
Concorde Plane: The Real Reason Why the Supersonic Passenger Jet Failed. Why did Concorde plane, one of the greatest aircraft ever designed and built, touch down for the last time in 2003?
Was the Concorde a triumph of modern engineering, a metaphor for misplaced 20th-century values, or both?
The glamorous star of the supersonic era, the Concorde could whisk its passengers from New York to London in three and a half hours. But what was it really like to fly on one?
Concorde. Say the word Concorde and most who can remember will conjure up images of that marvel of aviation technology that took travellers hurtling through the stratosphere at twice the speed of sound.