Brief History:

“Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde is a British-French turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airlinerthat was operated until 2003. It had a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04 (1,354 mph or 2,180 km/h at cruise altitude), with seating for 92 to 128 passengers. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued flying for the next 27 years.”

Role Supersonic transport
National origin United Kingdom and France
Manufacturer BAC (later BAe and BAE Systems)
Sud Aviation (later Aérospatiale and EADS)
First flight 2 March 1969
Introduction 21 January 1976
Retired 26 November 2003
Status Retired
Primary users British Airways
Air France
Produced 1965–1979
Number built 20 (inc. 6 non-commercial aircraft)
Program cost £1.3 billion
Unit cost
£23 million in 1977

Specifications:

  • Crew: 3 (2 pilots and 1 flight engineer)
  • Capacity: 92–120 passengers
    (128 in high-density layout)
  • Length: 202 ft 4 in (61.66 m)
  • Wingspan: 84 ft 0 in (25.6 m)
  • Height: 40 ft 0 in (12.2 m)
  • Fuselage internal length: 129 ft 0 in (39.32 m)
  • Fuselage width: maximum of 9 ft 5 in (2.87 m) external 8 ft 7 in (2.62 m) internal
  • Fuselage height: maximum of 10 ft 10 in (3.30 m) external 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) internal)
  • Wing area: 3,856 ft2 (358.25 m2)
  • Empty weight: 173,500 lb (78,700 kg)
  • Useful load: 245,000 lb (111,130 kg)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 Mk 610 Afterburning turbojets
    • Dry thrust: 32,000 lbf (140 kN) each
    • Thrust with afterburner: 38,050 lbf (169 kN) each
  • Maximum fuel load: 210,940 lb (95,680 kg)
  • Maximum taxiing weight: 412,000 lb (187,000 kg)

Performance

Wikipedia – Concorde.

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