What happened to Concorde??

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I know this is like relly old but what happend?? I love that aeroplane was it becasue i just do and i bet if it stayed around longer airlines around might have considered it as like a first class servise only
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It was taken out of operation after the CDG crash a few years ago.
Try looking at this link. http://www.concordesst.com/ This website is very comprehensive about what happened and where they are all located now.
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Taken out of service, as it was not a viable and economical option for BA and AF, they were loosing of money, with maintanence costs rising
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Oh....Yeah i remember becasue after the AF crach they had to add somthing to the concords so that the af crash would be at risk again (that type of problem) and it cost money to attch watever it was to it so a dosen or so had to go out of servise coz of the costs thenn eventually they went bust Am i right??

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After the crash, a series of modifications were put in place, all except in the BA fleet, AA and AB (Air France I am not sure of), BA then relanched them back into service, until 2003 when it became no longer economic and viable to keep them in service, and so they were retired, AF had retired their fleet In the May of 2003, but no they didnt go bust, just a harsh reality of the economic and socially changing climate we live in, rising costs on Fuel, 9/11 etc all contributed to why Concorde could no longer carry on flying, thankfully they are all now being looked after and preserved for future generations to marvel at.... as said earlier on the thread go to the wonderful "Concorde SST" site for all things that are Concorde.....