A supersonic passenger plane that a time frame

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Aeroespatiale-BAC Concorde It was a supersonic aircraft for the transportation of passengers, was built thanks to the joint work of the manufacturers British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) and Aerospatiale. The year 1969 conducted its first test flight and entered into service in 1976, was flying for 27 years until 2003.

This supersonic aircraft were manufactured 20 units that formed part of the British Airways and Air France.

The Concorde was riding two turbofan engines (since the turbofan more adapting to the supersonic flight were having an excessive thrust for the project) developed by Rolls-Royce (Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus 593) with a variation to equip them with a post-combustion chamber.

While a conventional plane needs 8 hours to complete a flight between Paris and New York, the only Concorde needed ones3 hours and 30 minutes to complete the same distance to an altitude of 18,300 metres and a cruise speed of Mach 2.02 - 2.140 km/h - with what would be an airlift between these two cities, but maintenance costs, as well as the problems of noise generated in take-offs and excessive pollution generated by not to mention the accident of the Air France 4590 flight, ended by cesar route and flights of this appliance.

First flight of the Concorde 001 Aeroespatiale.

First flight of Concorde 002 from British Airways.

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