Concorde The Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde is a turbojet powered supersonic passenger airliner, a supersonic transport (SST). The Concorde was a product of an Anglo-French government treaty, combining the manufacturing effort of Aerospatiale & the British Aircraft Corporation. The Concorde made its first flight in 1969; entered service in 1976 & continued commercial flights for 27 years.
Among other destinations, the Concorde flew regular transatlantic flights from London Heathrow (British Airways) & Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (Air France) to New York & Washington, profitably flying these routes at record speeds, in less than half the time of other airlines.
With only 20 aircraft built, their development represented a substantial economic loss, in addition to which Air France & Bristish Airways were subsidised by their governments to buy them. The type's only crash on July 25th. 2000 & other factors, saw its retirement flight on Nov 26th. 2003. The aircraft is regarded by many as an aviation icon. Following are some of the many Concorde items from first flight covers, signed photographs, postcards, baggage & coat tags, currency notes, stickers & tickets that now form part of aviation collectables.