Lear757 From Singapore, joined Oct 2000, 27 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2184 times:
i'm sure you all heard of the concorde crash, but will the plane ever fly again? It seems as if it wont, but it would be a bit of a waste. Its the only supersonic passenger plane in the world, and the making of one hasn't been thought of anymore.
United Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9191 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2141 times:
Yes, definitely after all those upgrades as well as modifications. BA is hoping to restart its JFK route by Christmas time. For Air France, I believe it takes a longer time for them to completely recover from this incident and refly its concorde.
Gordonroxburgh From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 550 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2121 times:
It will all be down to time.
BA have normally 5 or 6 aircraft serviceable at any one time and require 4 aircraft to run a twice a day return to JFK and 5 to also run the weekend barbadoes winter service. leaving 1 for charters and 1 under a C check.
Their priority is the JFK route, but it may not support a 2 flights a day return service until passenger confidence re-builds, but I suspect they could still fill the bird on a flight to barbadoes.
who knows what AF want to do, if they decide not to continue flights BA would jump at the chance of aquiring the 5 remaining aircraft for thier use as they have, on average, only 60% of the flight hrs/cycles of the BA fleet.
Mach2 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2046 times:
The latest news i heard was that Concorde will fly again in March 2001. Hopefully the plane will be back in the air sooner than that. BA engineers are working very hard to get Concorde flying again. At this point it doesn't look like the French are making any devoted efforts to helping Concorde.
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2034 times:
Of course it will!!!
Keep up with the spirit and it will..
April of 20001 I have heard from both BA and AF..
Its Airworthiness Certificate was suspended as well as its FAA.
But its been and being upgraded to prevent these accidents and it will rise and harness the outer reachess of the skies once again..