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Braniff and the Concorde

One of the often-overlooked chapters of Concorde’s history was Braniff International’s (BN) interchange flights.

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Supersonic: The Origins of Concorde

A team of British and French engineers set to work on an audacious project: building a supersonic commercial aircraft.

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Today in Aviation: First Female Concorde Pilot

Today in Aviation, Barbara Harmer made her first Concorde flight in 1993 as the First Officer of the daily London-New York route.

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Today in Aviation: First Flight of Concorde

Today in Aviation, the Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde, the British–French turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner icon, first flew in 1969.

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Today in Aviation: Concorde Enters Synchronized Service

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, Air France (AF) and British Airways (BA) concurrently put Concorde into commercial service in 1976. Air France’s F-BVFA and BA’s G-BOAA took to the skies simultaneously at 11:40 UTC. The AF jet (AF025) departed Paris (ORY) bound for Rio de Janerio (GIG) via Dakar (DKR). In the flight deck was […]

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Today in Aviation: British Airways Receives First Concorde

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, British Airways (BA) received its first Supersonic Concorde. G-BOAA was handed over in an official ceremony at London Heathrow (LHR) in 1976. G-BOAA, also known as ‘Alpha Alpha,’ had flown subsonically from Filton Aerodrome (FZO) the previous day. The aircraft would operate the airlines’ first scheduled Concorde service to Bahrain […]

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Today in Aviation: Concorde Makes Her Last Flight Ever

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Concorde, the world’s only supersonic passenger airliner, made its final flight ever in the year 2003. Flight BA9010 operated by G-BOAF, the last Supersonic jet to roll off the production line, made a scenic flight from London Heathrow (LHR) over the Bay of Biscay before crossing low over the Clifton […]

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Today in Aviation: Concorde Makes Final London-NYC Flight

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Concorde Speedbird 001 departed London Heathrow (LHR) for the last time, bound for New York’s JFK Airport in 2003. By that time, BA had flown more than 2.5 million passengers on its fleet of seven aircraft of the type. With Concorde, the airline operated scheduled services primarily to New York, […]

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Today in Aviation: The US Lifts Ban on Concorde

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the US Supreme Court paved the way for immediate trial flights of Concorde to New York’s JFK Airport. The first fight, without passengers, would be made two days later. The Supreme Court ruling was the end of the road of “a long and bitter struggle” between the operators of Concorde, […]

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Today in Aviation: Concorde Makes Its First Trans-Atlantic Crossing

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Anglo-French Concorde made its first-ever Trans-Atlantic crossing in 1971 to the South American country of Brazil. Concorde 001 (F-WTSS) left Toulouse as part of a two-week tour of South America, bound for Rio de Janeiro. The aircraft had routed via the Cape Verde islands, Cayenne and São Paulo. Total flying […]

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