Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Air France Retiring Their Concordes?!  
User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1671 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

When I visited AF website (http://www.airfrance.com), I was surprised -- they now operates only 5 Concordes!!! Everyone know, that AF bought 7 Concordes. Is AF retired two? Where these Concordes disapeared?

7 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (16 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

I believe they are used for spares.

User currently offlineTeahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5446 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (16 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

Canibilasing Concordes.
That should be illegal
When will it stop
Jeremiah Teahan

Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offline777x From United States of America, joined Dec 2014, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (16 years 3 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

so they need all the spares they can get!


User currently offlineUSAir767 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (16 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

AF and BA are not retiring their Concordes untill 2015

User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6811 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (16 years 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

How about if the US decide to be petty and ban England and France from flying these beautiful airliners into the US. I reckon there wouldn't be much of a life left for them then. Perhaps just charters to the Carib'.

User currently offlineWorldTraveller From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (16 years 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

As far as I know, the other two Concordes are used for VIP Round-the-World-flights or special promotions (remember the Pepsi-Concorde?).
It's also possible that they use one for spare parts, as DeltaAir suggested.

All in all, AF's Concordes are used much less frequently than BA's.


User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (16 years 3 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1304 times:


One Concorde was already broken in the early 80's. The second one is just on D-check at Charles de Gaulle. That's why they don't display it as an aircraft "in service".

They have planed to retire Concorde after 2007.

Best regards,
Alain Mengus

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Air France Cleaning Their Planes? posted Thu Aug 3 2006 01:01:04 by DLKAPA
Air France Changed Their US Website posted Fri Jan 20 2006 19:36:55 by Aeroflot777
Air France Should Start Cleaning Their Aircraft posted Thu Mar 28 2002 12:05:38 by Apuneger
British Airways Looking At Air France's Concordes posted Sun Jan 28 2001 04:48:20 by B757300
Air France At SFO posted Sun Mar 18 2007 22:27:50 by GoMEA
Question About Air France! posted Fri Mar 16 2007 20:06:49 by Gabypn1992
Air France Says "Au Revoir" To The B737. Tribute posted Wed Mar 14 2007 12:47:50 by FlySSC
Air France 747-400s And LAX posted Mon Mar 12 2007 18:49:58 by AirxLiban
"How Air France Was Won"-SEA Aviation Director posted Thu Mar 8 2007 06:31:45 by Gunsontheroof
Air France Hijack Video 1994 posted Wed Feb 28 2007 22:53:03 by Pogo