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Air France Retiring Their Concordes?!  
User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1183 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?

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User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 975 times:

I believe they are used for spares.

User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5310 posts, RR: 61
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 963 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, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 955 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 (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 880 times:

AF and BA are not retiring their Concordes untill 2015

User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6643 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 859 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 (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 858 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.

Regards


User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 847 times:

Hello,

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


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