A supersonic passenger-carrying commercial airplane. Flown between 1969 and 2003.
On 2nd March 1969, Concorde made its first flight. But the path to its service entry had not been an easy one. In 1976, it reached its conclusion. Aeroplane talked to the last surviving flight crew member from British Airways’ inaugural flight
A fascinating snapshot in time from ‘The Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News, June 25, 1964’ issue when supersonic travel was on the horizon. This article details how Qantas, like many airlines at the time, was planning to add supersonic airliners to its fleet
Duxford is home to the world’s most significant collection of British-built airliners. Martin Needham pays a visit to the Cambridgeshire airfield in the first of a special two-part report
From 1993 to 2003, Andreas Spaeth flew on Concorde eight times. In this extract from his new book, he shares a unique insight into the supersonic airliner with this personal account of a journey that took place not long before the type’s retirement
At the height of the Cold War, the East and West drew battle lines across land, resources, and technology. The supersonic passenger aircraft was a technological marvel whose race to production status echoed the state of warfare between the two superpowers. So, which was better: the European Concorde or the Russian Tu-144?