Concorde’s New Home

The last Concorde ever to fly, G-BOAF (c/n 216), has safely completed its final journey to Aerospace Bristol, a new £19m museum being established at Filton. The complex move was undertaken by engineers from British Airways and Airbus with the iconic aircraft being towed across the Filton runway and up a ramp into a purpose-built hangar. The jet was slowly and carefully winched into its new home with less than 3ft (1m) to spare between each wing-tip and the building. British Airways’ Concorde Alpha Foxtrot was the last of the type to be built. It made its maiden flight at Filton on April 20, 1979 and it completed the type’s final trip on November 26, 2003. Since then the aircraft has been standing in the open and cared for by Airbus UK. Now safely under cover, this Concorde opens a new chapter as the centrepiece of the Aerospace Bristol museum. (Photo Aerospace Bristol)


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