Concorde by Kev Darling
(Crowood Aviation Series)

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Concorde is the only successful supersonic airliner that there has ever been. The product of collaboration between British and French aviation industries, Concorde first flew in 1969, and entered service in 1976. By the time of it first commercial flight the high hopes for the aircraft's adoption by airlines across the world had evaporated. In the end only its home country's flag carriers, Air France and British Airways, operated the aircraft, on scheduled services between London, New York, Paris, Washington. The crash of one of Air France's machines, and the drop-off in passenger numbers following the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, signaled the end for Concorde. It was retired from service during 2003.

About Kev Darling

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Michel Fraile collected the photographs for this book and is both a photographer and an aeronautics devotee. His other publications include Air France, Objets du Ciel (Air France, View From the Sky), and Juke-Box, about another of his many and varied passions, both published by Editions Ouest-France.
Published August 5, 2004 by The Crowood Press UK. 200 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction