Arctic & Northern Aviation - Photos and History
Dateline: November 19, 2023.
Aircraft are listed in alphabetical order by registration
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These photos were all shot by Murray Lundberg at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) on January 11, 1992, during a 4-hour layover. He had arrived from Munich (MUC) in a British Airways A-320-200, and was waiting for a flight to Vancouver (YVR) in a British Airways Boeing 747.
G-BOAC - taxiing.
G-BOAC - taking off.
G-BOAC - taxiing.
G-BOAF - being towed.
Concorde was a supersonic airliner (or supersonic transport, SST), jointly developed and manufactured by Sud Aviation (later Aérospatiale) and the British Aircraft Corporation. Its first flight was on March 2, 1969, and it was retired on November 26, 2003. Concorde made its first transatlantic crossing on September 26, 1973, and it inaugurated the world's first scheduled supersonic passenger service on January 21, 1976. British Airways initially flew Concorde from London to Bahrain, and Air France flew it from Paris to Rio de Janeiro. Both airlines added regular service to Washington, D.C. in May 1976 and to New York City in November 1977.
Powered by four Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus 593, it had a maximum cruise speed of 2,179 km/h (Mach 2.04) at an altitude of 60,000 feet, and a range of 7,223 km.
Although it was expected that 350 aircraft could be sold, only 20 Concordes were built, of which 14 were put into service - 18 of them remain on display today. Concorde G-BOAD logged more air miles than any other Concordes, with 23,397 flight hours. G-BOAD also holds the record for the fastest Atlantic crossing between JFK and Heathrow of any commercial flight, at 2 hrs, 52 min and 59 secs.
Wikipedia has an excellent page on Concorde, and World of Aircraft has compiled many facts and 40 photos.
Boeing 727, Boeing 747, and Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in 1983. Uncredited photo.