It was a codeshare (or type of codeshare) back in the early 80's between BA and SQ, 1 side was in BA colours, 1 side in SQ colours on the LHR-SIN flights. I can't remember if the flight could do nonstop though, I seem to remember a stop in Bahrain, but that could have been a different flight. (anybody else confirm?)
As pointed out above, the Air France Pepsi aircraft as limited on it's Mach 2 time because the heat generated at that speed would start to peel the paint off, hence the reason for AF and BA's aircraft being painted white. (more related to BA which had blue and grey colour schemes on their sub-sonic planes at the time)
PILOTALLEN From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 656 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 9538 times:
there was another paint scheme that was used really quick for a movie I think? the red white and blue looking one with stars or something of that sort....I had seen a picture somewheres in a magazine not too long ago....
Air France Concorde F-BTSC was used for this (very bad) Movie.
Concerning the Pepsi Concorde Tour, F-BTSD was painted under the new Pepsi Colors (except the wings).
Because the new identity of Pepsi was based on the color blue, the aircraft would have to be painted alike. Therefore the Air France maintenance staff had to call Aérospatiale (successor of Sud Aviation) as the airplane, for which temperature is so important, was only certified with a white color scheme. They received approval to paint the fuselage in blue, but were advised to keep the wings in white (because of the fuel temperature).
It was advised to remain at M2.02 for about 20 minutes at most, but there was no restriction under M1.70. This was not a concern for Air France as the aircraft was not due to operate any scheduled flight to New York – John F. Kennedy (JFK) or any such long sector.
Air France required its name to be kept close to the cockpit, as well as the seahorse despite the Pepsi scheme
The Concorde registered F-BTSD (c/n 213) was selected for maintenance availability reasons. The paint work was started in late March 1996 at the Air France maintenance facility of Paris – Orly (ORY), where all airplanes go after their D-check to get a new livery. It required 200 liters of paint and 2,000 hours of work.
The show took place on 02 April 1996, with the presence of Claudia Schiffer, Andre Agassi, Cindy Crawford, and hundreds of journalists invited by Pepsi for the event. People were really astonished to see the Concorde with the blue livery. Flight attendants each had a special pin on their uniform designed for the occasion.
Afterwards, “Sierra Delta” started a promotion campaign in Europe and the Middle East. For the Pepsi commercial operation, there were a total of 16 flights (including the ferry flights from ORY) and 10 cities visited. Each flight, except the first and last ones, would have been occasions to go supersonic
Pepsi Concorde Tour :
31 March Paris (ORY)-London (LGW)
02 April London (LGW)-London (LGW)
03 April London (LGW)-Dublin (DUB)
03 April Dublin (DUB)-Dublin (DUB)
04 April Dublin (DUB)-Stockholm (ARN)
04 April Stockholm (ARN)-Stockholm (ARN)
04 April Stockholm (ARN)-Paris (CDG)
06 April Paris (CDG)-Beirut (BEY)
07 April Beirut (BEY)-Dubai (DXB)
07 April Dubai (DXB)-Dubai (DXB)
07 April Dubai (DXB)-Jeddah (JED)
08 April Jeddah (JED)-Cairo (CAI)
08 April Cairo (CAI)-Milan (LIN)
09 April Milan (LIN)-Madrid (MAD)
09 April Madrid (MAD)-Madrid (MAD)
09 April Madrid (MAD)-Paris (ORY)