lehpron
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How Much Would Concorde Cost Now?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:14 pm

I remember reading somewhere that the last Concorde built in 1980 for BA (I think) sold for US$500 million!

Considering inflation and let us assume for the sake of argument that Concorde did not retire, how much now?

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RE: How Much Would Concorde Cost Now?

Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:01 pm

I've heard or read somewhere the figure of 20 billion GBP (in today's pounds) as the total cost of the development of Concorde.
 
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RE: How Much Would Concorde Cost Now?

Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:37 am

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 1):
I've heard or read somewhere the figure of 20 billion GBP (in today's pounds) as the total cost of the development of Concorde.

Damn, okay.

What about unit cost?
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RE: How Much Would Concorde Cost Now?

Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:47 am

Slightly off topic, (sorry) but what of the fuel costs for a round trip from JKF to CDG?  wideeyed 
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RE: How Much Would Concorde Cost Now?

Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:52 am

In today's money, the costs would easily be doubled. With research and production the price would soar to at least 2 GBP as opposed to the original 1 GBP originally paid for the aircraft in the 70's  Smile
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RE: How Much Would Concorde Cost Now?

Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:49 pm

The first published price of a Concorde was based on a forecast of a sale of 200 a/c. It was $ 10 Millions in 1963.

After 10 years, this price raised to $ 38 Millions, then to $70 Million in 1976.

The price for 1 Concorde was estimated at € 225 Million ($ 292 Millions ) with the Economy conditions of 2002, which is about the price of an A380.

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