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  Concorde - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Concorde had a cruise speed of Mach 2.02 (around 2,170 km/h or 1,350 mph) and a maximum cruise altitude of 60,000 feet (18 300 metres) with a delta wing configuration and a reheat-equipped evolution of the engines originally developed for the Avro Vulcan strategic bomber.
Concorde's primary legacy is the experience gained in its design and manufacture which later became the basis of the Airbus consortium.
Concorde led directly to a general reduction of noise of aircraft flying out of JFK; it was found that Concorde was actually quieter than the other aircraft (due to the pilots temporarily throttling back their engines to reduce noise during overflight of residential areas).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Concorde   (4654 words)

 Concorde   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Concorde reached a speed of Mach 2.04 and a cruise altitude of 60,000 feet (18,000 meters) with a delta wing configuration and an evolution of the afterburner-equipped engines originally developed for the Avro Vulcan strategic bomber.
Concorde was considered to be the safest airliner in the world, as measured by passenger-deaths per passenger-mile, until Air France's F-BTSC (ironically, the aircraft featured in the film "Airport'79 : The Concorde") crashed during take-off from Paris on July 25, 2000.
Concorde G-AXDN (101) was retired to the Duxford Aviation Museum (England), to which it flew on August 20, 1977, having made 269 flights, of which 168 flights were supersonic).
usapedia.com /c/concorde.html   (2442 words)

 Chrysler Concorde - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chrysler Concorde was a large four-door, full-size, front wheel drive sedan produced by Chrysler from 1993 to 2004.
The first generation of the Concorde debuted at the 1992 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as a 1993 model.
The Concorde Limited, which was 4" longer than the standard Concorde, debuted in 2002 to replace the nearly identical Chrysler LHS.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chrysler_Concorde   (621 words)

 Concorde - Salon
The Port Authority of New York, wary of Concorde's sonic booming and generally bad (i.e., loud) temperament, refused to grant it landing rights at John F. Kennedy International Airport, a ban that lasted until the U.S. Supreme Court struck it down in 1977.
Such egalitarian deployment was something Concorde would never see, despite its designers' dreams of a fleet of 400-plus planes in the hands of most of the world's biggest airlines.
Concorde would find its place as an anachronistic holdout -- an Orient Express of the skies, a White Star Liner in a Carnival Cruise world of crowded terminals and overbooked charter flights -- and would stay there.
dir.salon.com /story/ent/masterpiece/2002/02/04/concorde/index.html   (763 words)

 Brooklands Concorde
Concorde is now open to the public daily for limited viewing as we work to re-fit the interior.
Brooklands made a vital contribution to Concorde since design work began in the late 1950s and the site's unique historical association with the type was the prime reason for the Museum's ambition to acquire an example for its aviation collection.
Thousands were employed locally on Concorde in the sixties and seventies and many local people still have proud memories of their association with this outstanding supersonic airliner.
www.brooklandsconcorde.com   (293 words)

 CNN.com - Last Concorde flights touch down - Oct. 24, 2003
"Concorde is a fabulous aircraft and it has become a legend today," Reuters quoted him as saying after soaring for the last time to the edge of space and flying at twice the speed of sound.
Concorde failed to recover from a series of disasters, beginning with a crash outside Paris in July 2000 when an Air France plane crashed, killing all 109 people on board as well as four people on the ground.
Although Concorde was back up and running after an expensive safety overhaul, the timing coincided with the fall in passengers caused by the September 11 attacks, and a general economic downturn.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/10/24/concorde.final   (715 words)

 Concorde Recapitulation @ LaunchBase.net (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Both were largely funded by their respective governments as a way of gaining some foothold in the aircraft market that was until then dominated by the United States.
The governments continued to take a cut of any profits made, in the case of BA 80% of the profit was kept by the government, whilst the cost of buying the aircraft was covered by a loan offered by the government.
Finally, in late 1977, the noise concerns of New York residents gave way to the advantages of Concorde traffic, and scheduled service from Paris and London to New York's John F. Flights operated by BA were coded 'BA001' through 'BA004'.
www.launchbase.net /encyclopedia/Concorde   (3232 words)

 Concorde - The Greatest Plane Ever Built?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Just twenty years after the sound barrier was first broken Concorde was designed and built to carry 100 passengers at Mach 2 in comfort from one side of the Atlantic to the other.
In fact the Concorde fleet is still air worthy but the heavy costs of running the service outstrip the revenue it can generate.
Concorde was a product of the post war, cold war era: a sort of child of the 60’s.
www.firstscience.com /site/articles/concorde.asp   (1039 words)

 Concorde: Tutte le informazioni su Concorde su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Nel 1963 il nuovo aereo prese il nome di Concorde (concordia), e venne comunicato al mondo intero che avrebbe raggiunto il doppio della velocità del suono.
Il Concorde entrò ufficialmente in servizio 21 gennaio 1976 sulle linee Parigi-Dakar-Rio de Janeiro e Londra-Bahrain; a novembre dell'anno successivo iniziarono i voli verso New York.
Il 20 aprile 1979 prese il volo l’ultimo Concorde.
www.encyclopedia.it /c/co/concorde.html   (232 words)

 Celebrating Concorde
Since the last commercial Concorde flight on 24 October 2003, the British Airways fleet of seven Concordes have gone to their final resting places at museums around the world.
She is painted in a specially developed white paint to accommodate these changes and to dissipate the heat generated by supersonic flight.
Concorde G-BOAD crosses the Atlantic between New York and London in a new record flight time of 2 hours, 52 minutes and 59 seconds.
www.britishairways.com /concorde/aboutconcorde.html   (660 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Concorde
THE Concorde Experience at the Museum of Flight in East Lothian is one of ten contenders for the...
CONCORDE was a danger to the public for 20 years before the fatal crash near Paris in 2000, a new...
CONCORDE may have become a museum piece but Japan and France have agreed to develop a new...
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=400   (452 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Concorde grounded for good
Concorde flights are to end after more than three decades of luxury travel.
In a statement, BA said Concorde would cease flying in the autumn because of "commercial reasons, with passenger revenue falling steadily against a backdrop of rising maintenance costs for the aircraft".
BA's chief executive Rod Eddington said: "Concorde has served us well and we are extremely proud to have flown this marvellous and unique aircraft for the past 27 years.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/2934257.stm   (616 words)

 Welkom op de Team Nijhof site
Concorde's dam, Flyer, is by the legendary Marco Polo, one of the most influential Dutch stallions in breeding and jumping with representatives such as: Irco Polo, Pybalia, Marius, Orpheus, Mr LA, Pierrot and Recruut.
Concorde was the youngest stallion ever to be awarded Œpreferent¹, due to his endless list of national and international children..
Concorde was elected ³Horse of the Year² in 2004 and is the highest ranked KWPN stallion in the top ten of the WBFSH!!
www.team-nijhof.nl /site/html_uk/hengsten/concorde.html   (349 words)

 Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - Concorde
The development of the Concorde began in the early 1960's and officially concluded with her entry into service in 1976.
The Concorde is one of the finest examples of aviation engineering capable of flying at extremes of altitude and speed.
The Concorde carries between 90 and 100 passengers and is capable of covering 3,900 nautical miles without refueling.
www.intrepidmuseum.org /pages/concorde   (573 words)

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 Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde
Noise measurements of Concorde operations at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York all proved to be within the legal limits.
After service-entry the maximum take-off weight was raised to 408,000 lb (185,066 kg), and a number of aerodynamic refinements were introduced, comprising a sharper leading edge to the upper portion of the fin, a thinned and lowered engine intake lip, and extending the rudders and elevons aft by 2 inches (0.05 m).
The last ever Concorde flight occurred on 26 November 2003, when 216 (the last aircraft off the production line) returned to its birthplace in Filton, to be the centrepiece of a planned new Aviation Heritage Museum.
www.aeroflight.co.uk /types/international/aerospat-bac/concorde/concorde.htm   (3123 words)

 Great value Concorde art prints
Concorde will be a legend in our time and this limited edition print is designed to be a lasting tribute to all who made her, or who operated her, and the privileged few fortunate to fly in her.
Concorde made supersonic history, bringing Mach 2 international travel in luxury surroundings at the edge of space to millions of air travellers.
saw Concorde on Wednesday November 26th 2003 could fail to be moved by the sight of this magnificent aircraft as she moved these last few yards with the greatest of dignity under the gaze of the world’s media and thousands of local well-wishers.
www.aviationartprints.com /concorde.htm   (2902 words)

 CNN.com - Concorde services to end October - Apr. 10, 2003
Concorde has a certificate to fly until 2009 but bookings are down, BA said.
Concorde was out of service for more than a year after the crash.
And part of the rudder on the tail of a British Airways Concorde fell off as the supersonic jet approached New York.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/04/10/biz.trav.concorde   (533 words)

 BBC - Bristol - Concorde - Concorde
Concorde was a "worthy winner" of the BBC Design Quest, says the Culture Show's editor.
Watch archive footage of Concorde from the 1960s to her final flight in 2003.
The last Concorde lands at its new home - the Bristol airfield where it was built.
www.bbc.co.uk /bristol/concorde/index.shtml   (200 words)

 Concorde Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Concorde is a computer code for the symmetric traveling salesman problem (TSP) and some related network optimization problems.
Concorde's TSP solver has been used to obtain the optimal solutions to 106 of the 110 TSPLIB instances; the largest having 15,112 cities.
All Concorde functions are thread-safe for programming in shared-memory parallel environments; the main TSP solver includes code for running over networks of UNIX workstations.
www.tsp.gatech.edu /concorde.html   (146 words)

 Concorde at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Concorde has a cruising speed of Mach 2.04 and a cruise altitude of 56,000 feet (17,000 meters) with a delta wing configuration and an evolution of the afterburner-equipped engines originally developed for the Avro Vulcan strategic bomber.
However, an ongoing dispute with India prevented the Concorde from reaching supersonic speeds in Indian airspace, so the route was eventually declared unviable.
Most remarkably Concorde was the only plane able to overtake the terminator.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Concorde.html   (3448 words)

 USATODAY.com - Faster than a speeding Concorde   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Concorde, which crossed the Atlantic at twice the speed of sound for 27 years, was retired amid falling passenger demand and rising costs.
The Concorde was jointly developed by Britain and France in the 1960s, but it was not profitable.
At the time the Concorde was retired, a one-way ticket ran more than $6,000, while a coach ticket for a six-hour flight on a traditional airline could be had for as little as $300 round trip.
www.usatoday.com /money/biztravel/2005-06-15-supersonic-usat_x.htm   (471 words)

 CONCORDE SST : Technical Specs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
In this section of pages you can find all the facts and figures on Concorde's technical specifications as well as understanding some of its unique systems and design features, such as the delta wing.
Concorde's key systems such as landing gear, droop nose, flight control, powerplant and fuel systems are also detailed, along with a brief look into the world of the Concorde cockpit and an explanation of its systems.
The flnal section details the Concorde 'B' model that was never built.
www.concordesst.com /techspec.html   (157 words)

 CNN.com - Last French Concorde leaves NYC - May. 31, 2003
Air France is retiring its fleet of supersonic Concorde airliners.
The last Concorde bound for Paris left New York on Saturday as Air France ended its commercial service of the sleek supersonic jet.
Concorde is a story of joy, of emotion, of technical prowess," Concorde staffer Jean-Pierre Lefebvre told The Associated Press before the final flight from Paris.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/05/31/biz.trav.concorde1215   (456 words)

 BBC NEWS | In Depth | Concorde retirement
Explore the cockpit and passenger cabin with chief pilot Mike Bannister and frequent flyer Sir David Frost.
Concorde's designers put together an aircraft that was a triumph of innovation.
The chief engineer on why he has "one of the most exciting jobs in the aviation world".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/in_depth/uk/2003/concorde_retirement/default.stm   (114 words)

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