Air France

Airline pilot explains why Concorde cockpit was one of the most user-friendly cockpits of its era and why it paved the way for modern cockpits of today Airbus airliners

Airline pilot explains why Concorde cockpit was one of the most user-friendly cockpits of its era and why it paved the way for modern cockpits of today Airbus airliners

The Concorde The Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde was a British-French supersonic passenger jet airliner. It had a maximum speed of Mach 2.04 (1,354 mph or 2,180 km/h… Read More

7 days ago

Did you know that the Concorde supersonic airliner with Pepsi Blue Paint was limited to Mach 1.7? Here’s why

The Concorde The Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde was a British-French supersonic passenger jet airliner. It had a maximum speed of Mach 2.04… Read More

2 months ago

Here’s why a photo of a Concorde flying at Mach 2 doesn’t exist

Concorde The studies for the Anglo-French Concorde supersonic airliner started in 1954, and France and the UK signed a treaty… Read More

10 months ago

It’s not goodbye; it’s see you soon. New York’s Intrepid Concorde on the move for a three-month restoration.

New York’s Intrepid Concorde A former British Airways Concorde Mach 2 airliner was on the move again on Aug. 9,… Read More

10 months ago

[Updated] ATC controller recalls when he asked for vertical separation to an SR-71 Blackbird crew in conflicting route with an Air France Concorde Supersonic Airliner

‘I was controlling a westbound Concorde just entering my airspace when I received details of an SR-71 coming eastbound on… Read More

11 months ago

‘It was not a true luxury experience:’ Air Traffic Controller describes what it was really like flying on the Concorde Supersonic Airliner

The Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde The Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde was a British-French supersonic passenger jet airliner. It had a maximum speed of Mach… Read More

2 years ago

Air traffic controller tells the story of when he asked for vertical separation to an SR-71 Blackbird crew in conflicting route with a Concorde Supersonic Airliner

‘I have a Concorde operating westbound on a conflicting route with you at 60,000ft. I need 4,000ft vertical separation. Do… Read More

2 years ago

RAF Tornado F3 pilot tells the story of when he was near scrambled to intercept an Air France Concorde flying at Mach 1.6 over the Falklands

QRA launches were frequent to intercept Argentinian Boeing 707 or Lockheed Electra Elint aircraft, however, sometimes other aircraft blundered into… Read More

3 years ago

Braniff Airways was the only US airline to operate the Concorde supersonic airliner (but at subsonic speeds)

Due to the American noise regulations, Braniff Airways Concorde supersonic airliners were limited to Mach 0.95 yet they flew at… Read More

3 years ago

How Singapore Airlines became the third airline in the world (after British Airways and Air France) to operate Concorde supersonic airliner

Concorde G-BOAD proudly displayed the Singapore Airlines livery, but only on the left side of the fuselage, as the right… Read More

3 years ago

Not a single photo of Concorde flying at Mach 2 exists. Here’s why.

Supercruising at Mach 2.0 for hours to traverse the Atlantic, Concorde could effectively outrun a nuclear blast and catch up… Read More

3 years ago

That time two Concorde supersonic airliners landed simultaneously at Orlando International Airport (and cooked the runway when they took off)

The British Airways and Air France Concorde supersonic airliners approached from the south and touched down next to each other… Read More

3 years ago

First Airbus A380 Scrapped

Moreover on Nov. 23, Air France quietly retired its first Airbus A380. A very sad news. As the main image… Read More

5 years ago

Here’s why Pepsi Blue Paint Limited Concorde to Mach 1.7

Air France received approval to paint the Concorde fuselage in blue, but were advised to keep the wings in white… Read More

5 years ago

Here’s the only picture of Concorde flying at supersonic speed

The Concorde had to slow down from Mach 2 to Mach 1.5-1.6 so that the Tornado crew could get the… Read More

6 years ago

HERE’S A BEAUTIFUL FOOTAGE OF CONCORDE MACH 2 AIRLINER MAIDEN FLIGHT

Concorde flew regular transatlantic flights in less than half the time of other airliners Taken on Mar. 2, 1969, the… Read More

7 years ago