British Airways

20 Years On: Concorde supersonic airliner’s last commercial flight

20 Years On: Concorde supersonic airliner’s last commercial flight

Concorde last commercial flight On Oct. 24, 2003, Concorde flew for the final time after a 27-year service within the… Read More

6 months ago

Here’s how a British Airways Boeing 747 that lost all four engines due to volcanic ash was able to land safely

The events around British Airways Boeing 747 flight BA 009 reveal the potential dangers of volcanic ash. Plumes of volcanic… Read More

7 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

8 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

8 months ago

The story of the four British Airways Concorde Supersonic Airliners that flew in formation on Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve 1985, a unique Concorde formation appeared in the sky. The Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde was a British-French supersonic passenger… Read More

1 year ago

When a British Airways Captain got sucked out of a BAC One-Eleven a flight attendant grabbed his legs and avoided him going out completely

With the captain pinned against the window frame for twenty minutes, the first officer landed at Southampton Airport. British Airways… Read More

2 years 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

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

The story of British Airways Flight 9, the Boeing 747 that lost all four engines due to volcanic ash (yet it landed safely)

British Airways Boeing 747 flight BA 009, flown by Captain Eric Moody, lost thrust from all four engines at 37,000ft.… 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

Video shows the rollout of Boom Supersonic XB-1, the demonstrator of Overture, the world’s fastest airliner

The XB-1 is now set to complete its ongoing, extensive ground test program before heading to Mojave, California in 2021… Read More

4 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

British Airways flight to Düsseldorf mistakenly lands in Edinburgh, 525 miles away from destination

"Can you please explain how can my morning flight taking off from LCY to Düsseldorf land in Edinburgh? While an interesting… Read More

5 years ago

British Airways to unveil Boeing 747 in retro BOAC Paint Scheme

The BOAC 747 will be the first aircraft to receive a popular design from British Airways’ past As part of… 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