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Canadian Xpress Concorde Anniversary Tour

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Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde is a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airliner. It featured a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04, with seating for 92 to 128 passengers. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued commercial flights for 27 years until 2003. It is one of only two supersonic transports to have entered commercial service; the other was the Tupolev Tu-144.

Concorde was jointly developed and produced by Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) under an Anglo-French treaty. Concorde’s name reflects the development agreement between the United Kingdom and France. In the UK, any or all of the type-unusually for an aircraft-are known simply as ‘Concorde’, without an article. A total of 20 aircraft were built in France and the United Kingdom; six of these were prototypes and development aircraft. Seven each were delivered to Air France and British Airways. With only 20 aircraft built, the development of Concorde was a substantial economic loss; Air France and British Airways received considerable government subsidies to purchase them.

Concorde was retired in 2003 due to a general downturn in the aviation industry after the type’s only crash in 2000, the 11 September terrorist attacks in 2001, and a decision by Airbus, the successor firm of Aérospatiale and BAC, to discontinue maintenance support.

The Canadian Xpress® Concorde Anniversary Tour consists of 18 legs which must be flown in order, starts where the last flight of the Concorde landed 12 years ago on November 26th 2003, at Bristol Filton Airport (EGTG). Filton is closed today to commercial operations, however private and EMS flights still operate from there.

Join Canadian Xpress today by visiting  http://CanadianXpress.ca and fly the Concorde Anniversary Tour!

*Canadian Xpress® accepts 50% of your VATSIM, IVAO or other virtual airline hours with no limits.

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