Concord (FR. Concorde is the "agreement") is a British-French supersonic passenger aircraft (PCA), one of the two (along with the Tu-144) types of supersonic aircraft were in commercial service.
"Concord" was created by a merger in 1962, two national programmes to develop supersonic aircraft, the aircraft became the main developers of the company Sud Aviation with the French side and the English BAC, propulsion aircraft joint development of the Rolls-Royce and SNECMA. Only 20 were manufactured aircraft, of which 9 were sold to airlines British Airways and Air France, and 5 referred to those same airlines at symbolic prices 1 pound and 1 franc respectively. The first flight of the prototype took place in the year 1969, entering into commercial operation in 1976.
"The local Brooklands Museum", operated by British Airways and Air France, both of which had 7 aircraft. Over 27 years of regular and Charter flights have transported more than 3 million passengers, the aircraft was 243845 RAID hours (see below). Due to the extremely high costs of "commercial operation of all Concorde flying" was total loss, as a result of the aircraft were withdrawn from service in 2003.
July 25, 2000, one aircraft was lost in a crash when departing from Paris ' Charles de Gaulle airport, killing 113 people on board 100 passengers and 9 crew members. This catastrophe, as well as a reduction in air travel market after September 11, 2001, were the main causes of exploitation "of all Concorde flying on commercial airlines.
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