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User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

I found information that AC ordered 4 Concordes, but then cancelled the order. When was this and why did they cancel?

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User currently offlineAirman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 981 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

It cost too much. In regards to fuel and range.

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User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

Lots of airline ordered the Concorde, for example i think Singapore and American did it. But they got cold feet and the only buyers became Air France and British Airways, since the a/c was developed in France and the UK.


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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13604 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

1973 oil crisis, big cost of the new widebodies entering service then, no supersonic flight overland, hostility from the Nixon administration and the rise in anti-noise protests.
Actually, only BA and AF ever ordered, the rest were just options.
Go to www.concordesst.com/history for a drawing of a pre-production Concorde in AC colours. 4 were optioned.
Shame they cancelled, could have been viable on routes to the UK and France from the late 70's.

User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1881 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

GDB, this is a perfect answer.
For the other members of the forum, do you know that even Flying Tigers had options and wanted to use them to start express freight?
Could have been very interesting... Remember, at the time of the options, Fedex was only in the dreams of Frd Smith....Express industry we know didn't exist....
Maybe FT would still fly today???


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