Sonic
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Air France Retiring Their Concordes?!

Fri Feb 25, 2000 5:59 am

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?
 
DeltaAir
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RE: Air France Retiring Their Concordes?!

Fri Feb 25, 2000 6:11 am

I believe they are used for spares.
 
teahan
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RE: Air France Retiring Their Concordes?!

Fri Feb 25, 2000 6:18 am

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
 
777X
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RE: Bits Falling Off In Flight

Fri Feb 25, 2000 6:20 am

so they need all the spares they can get!

 
 
USAir767
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RE: Air France Retiring Their Concordes?!

Sat Feb 26, 2000 12:09 am

AF and BA are not retiring their Concordes untill 2015
 
CX Flyboy
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RE: Air France Retiring Their Concordes?!

Sat Feb 26, 2000 1:57 am

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'.
 
WorldTraveller
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RE: Air France Retiring Their Concordes?!

Sat Feb 26, 2000 2:10 am

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
 
AFa340-300E
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RE: Air France Retiring Their Concordes?!

Sat Feb 26, 2000 5:09 am

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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