freakfor747
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Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2003 9:35 am

What Is Up With The Concord

Thu Aug 07, 2003 7:21 am

Is BA AF going to end the concord. I heard talk about it. What is going to happen and why would they end it? Thanks
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aa757first
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RE: What Is Up With The Concord

Thu Aug 07, 2003 7:26 am

AF has already retired the Concorde, and BA is ending in October. Maintenance costs are high, and it guzzles fuel.
 
AvObserver
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RE: What Is Up With The Concord

Thu Aug 07, 2003 8:41 am

Freakfor747, since you're a 'newbie', do a search on this topic for the last few months, you'll find MANY discussions on it. Essentially Airbus decided maintenance costs were becoming prohibitive and with sharp declines in load factors for British Airways and especially Air France Concordes, there was a consensus that it was an opportune time to retire the SST. I don't want GDB, our resident Concorde expert who works for British Airways to have to type another redundant explanation about this. And it's Concorde, with an E at the end, not 'Concord', like the name of the old car the late American Motors built.
 
GDB
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RE: What Is Up With The Concord

Thu Aug 07, 2003 8:47 am

All you really ever need to know about Concorde, it's details, history and retirement, as well as active forums, can be found here, this site is also much liked by those who work on Concorde, for it's detail and accuracy;
http://www.concordesst.com/
 
N754PR
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RE: What Is Up With The Concord

Thu Aug 07, 2003 9:23 am

Has someone been sleeping for 12 months  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Bush, your a sad, sad man.

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