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Will The Concorde Every Fly Again?  
User currently offlineLear757 From Singapore, joined Oct 2000, 27 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

Hey guys,

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.



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User currently offlineGordonroxburgh From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 550 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

YES

BA are hoping to re-start their JFK route around Christmas, or very early in the new year

The plans for the modifications are well underway including new tyres, stronger spray guards and linning the insides of the main fuel tanks with a flexable inner tube of Kevlar and Rubber.

The cost is believed to be around £500,000 per aircraft along with the planned £2,000,000 cabin interior upgrade, which would save them £1,000,000 a year in weight savings.

BA are said to require to have 3 aircraft modified and certified to allow them to start a daily return flight to JFK.

let's see what happens

Gordon


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2162 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.

Seriously, I hope to see Concorde flying again!

Hope this helps!


User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

And other 4 aircraft are supposed to follow the first 3, aren't they? It would be great to see them flying again before Jan 21, 2001.

User currently offlineGordonroxburgh From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 550 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2142 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.

For more info see the Concorde website http://www.concordesst.com

Gordon



User currently offlineLear757 From Singapore, joined Oct 2000, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

Thanks for the info guys!
The upgrades add up to 500,000 pounds??? Thats amazing. It should really be worth it i guess.

Keep teh info comin!


User currently offlineCaravelle From Norway, joined Aug 2000, 666 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

The Bird will fly.
You can never keep a good bird grounded for long.

-caravelle



Trains and boats and planes....
User currently offlineJ_hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2077 times:

A old topic needs a new post...OK?

Just found this story via another site and as I did NOT find any actual link here, thought I'd add one...Not sure just when the story was from...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_1071000/1071386.stm



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User currently offlineNorthwest747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

i dont no but i sher hope so...............i dont like VirginFlyer

User currently offlineMach2 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2067 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.

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

You can also bet that if Air France doesn't return their Concordes to the sky, Virgin will jump at the chance to snatch them up!

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (14 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2055 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..

Bo Kimm --(-<==      



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 12, posted (14 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

Northwest747. Sorry, but why don't you like me?????  


"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (14 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

yes, definitely. In fact, very soon around March 2001. You can't have them grounded them forever

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