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Aircraft
Name Concorde
Manufacturer AEROSPATIALE - BRITISH AEROSPACE
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Heavy
APC E
Type code L4J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Mass group UNK


Manufacturered as:


AEROSPATIALE - BRITISH AEROSPACE Concorde

AEROSPATIALE - BRITISH AEROSPACE Concorde

Description

Supersonic airliner. In service from 1976 to October 2003. Four turbojet engines with afterburner (used in T/O and during transition to supersonic speeds). The nose section can be lowered down during T/O and Landing to give the pilots better visibility. Operated only by British Airways and Air France. High maintenance requirements after the Paris accident in July 2000 led to complete retirement. Total of 20 aircraft were built, 16 were operational. Max speed was Mach 2.00

Technical Data

Wing span 25.6 m83.99 ft
Length 61.66 m202.297 ft
Height 12.2 m40.026 ft
Powerplant 4 x 169.3 kN R-R Olympus 593 MK 610 afterburning turbojets.
Engine model

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving CONC

  • CONC, vicinity Paris Charles de Gaulle France, 2000 (AW FIRE LOC) (On 25th July 2000, an Air France Concorde crashed shortly after take-off from Paris CDG following loss of control after debris from an explosive tyre failure between V1 and VR attributed to runway FOD ruptured a fuel tank and led to a fuel-fed fire which quickly resulted in loss of engine thrust and structural damage which made the aircraft impossible to fly. It was found that nothing the crew failed to do, including rejecting the take off after V1 could have prevented the loss of the aircraft and that they been faced with entirely unforeseen circumstances.)