Concorde

A supersonic passenger-carrying commercial airplane. Flown between 1969 and 2003.

VIDEO: Former BA captain Jock Lowe talks Concorde

On the 45th anniversary of Concorde’s first scheduled flight, Key.Aero caught up with Jock Lowe, the longest-serving pilot of the supersonic airliner and British Airways’ former director of flight operations

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Why the Soviet Union’s supersonic airliner failed

Despite flying before and faster than Concorde, the Tupolev Tu-144 never saw the same levels of success as its European counterpart. Here are five reasons why…

Concorde captain on future of supersonic air travel

It’s been more than 17 years since the curtain fell on the era of commercial supersonic flight. Speaking exclusively to Key.Aero, former BA Concorde captain John Hutchinson weighs in on the future of supersonic air travel

Concorde captain on JFK departure and going supersonic

A former British Airways Concorde captain talks through the unique take-off from runway 31L at the New York hub and the transonic acceleration process

Concorde captain recalls his first flight

Speaking exclusively to Key.Aero, retired British Airways Concorde captain John Hutchinson recounts his experience training to fly the supersonic airliner for the first time

Concorde captain on handling emergency at Mach 2

Travelling at twice the speed of sound, John Hutchinson had just begun to tuck into his steak fillet when the supersonic aircraft he was piloting began shaking violently. Find out what went wrong in this amazing interview with the former British Airways Concorde captain

The 16 airlines that cancelled Concorde orders

Famously, only two airlines ever operated the supersonic airliner. But as Key.Aero details, 16 other carriers made non-binding agreements and eventually backed out

Concorde’s first supersonic flight

On this day in 1969, the iconic Concorde broke through the sound barrier for the very first time. Key Aero details the events that led up to that nine-minute adventure

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Where are all the Concordes now?

It’s been nearly 17 years since the supersonic airliner last flew and with only 20 ever being built, where did they all go? Key.Aero finds out…

Fifty facts about Concorde

It did 250mph at take-off, 17 miles to the gallon per passenger – and once had to fly a haggis to Bahrain…