A supersonic passenger-carrying commercial airplane. Flown between 1969 and 2003.
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?
Key.Aero reveals the two ‘other’ models of the iconic supersonic airliner that never left the drawing board
Key.Aero gained privileged access to Duxford’s Concorde and captured the world-famous nose droop from inside the cockpit
This is how the legendary Bill Gunston described his 3.5-hr flight from London to Tehran in Concorde G-BBDG back in 1976
British Airways and Air France were the main users of Concorde, but there were two other airlines who wanted a piece of the supersonic pie but didn’t want to commit to buying the jets themselves, as Key.Aero reports
The story of Concorde is one of engineering excellence and international cooperation at its best. Key.Aero has collated 43 advertisements which tell this tale from the perspective of the suppliers and partners of this unique supersonic airliner
After six years of losses on the aircraft, Jock Lowe - the former director of operations at British Airways - explains to Key.Aero how he turned around the supersonic airliner’s financial fortunes