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The Last Flight of the Concorde

In 2003, the final scheduled flights of the British Airways Concorde brought an end to the era of supersonic passenger service that began on 21 Jan 1976. The Air France Concorde service had ended on 31 May 1976. The two airlines had previously made simultaneous announcements on 10 Apr 2003 that the SSTs were to be retired. Rising fuel and maintenance costs (in the shadow of a fatal crash of a French Concorde in 2000) at a time of declining passenger traffic and revenue had made the decision unavoidable.

Books in our library:

Concorde by Phillip Burtles

Concorde: the Inside Story by Brian Trubshaw