Teva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1877 posts, RR: 15 Posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1264 times:
An AF Concorde has made a successful 2 hours 1/2 test flight this morning.
After the departure from CDG, Concorde took the direction of the Atlantic, to test the systems at subsonic and supersonic speed.
Additional flights planned for next week
Ecoute les orgues, Elles jouent pour toi...C'est le requiem pour un con
Eddy Cheuk From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1203 times:
I miss the Concorde very much, so I am happy to hear this news. Hope the Concorde of Air France can improve as British Airways ' Concorde, providing higher standard services and more saft.
Long life Concorde !!!!!
ROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1175 times:
Does anyone have any information as to when the Concorde will land at JFK either on a test or scheduled flight. Has Air France or British Airways released any timetable or schedule regarding when the Speedbird will make its North American return?
ViveAF From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 198 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1137 times:
The BA res. system is certainly showing SSC flights LHR/JFK from early September - 2 rotations per day - but up to today they are not open for sale... each flight is shown with a "C" for `closed` rather than an "A" for available or the actual number of seats on sale.
VapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1685 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1119 times:
Yes a special 'return to service' paint scheme is a good idea. Looking forward to the day soon when Concorde will be fully operational again (long live). Will there be any new routes introduced or special flights I wonder ... to Australia (wishful thinking..)
GDB From United Kingdom, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 13385 posts, RR: 77
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1099 times:
Those closed BA flights are Operational Assesment flights, to train up cabin crew, check-in staff and others involved in the general running of the fleet.
These flights will carry BA staff, a mix of Concorde Engineering staff and others who have entered a prize draw. These will follow the standard route to JFK, but will turn back halfway to return to LHR's T4.
One flight will go to JFK and back, Concorde Engineers who have been doing the difficult, ardurous work in the tanks will get this one.
The first flight, with Concorde staff only, will go Wenesday if the C of A is returned as expected on tuesday to the fully-modified G-BOAF.
It had better be, because I'm on it!
The only way a BA Concorde would go to Australia is on a charter, none are planned before 2003.
It will be LHR-JFK, if enough aircraft have completed their modifications by december, the weekend LHR-BGI service should resume.