langue en AIRBUS GROUP - 03/03/2014

Vintage Collection of Concorde Footage

On the occasion of the 45th Anniversary of the Concorde 001 Maiden Flight (2nd March 1969), check out what we've found... Some amazing old footage from the past!

Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde is a retired turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner or supersonic transport (SST). It is one of only two SSTs to have entered commercial service.

Concorde was jointly developed and produced by Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) under an Anglo-French treaty. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued commercial flights for 27 years. Construction of the first prototype began in February 1965: 001, built by Aerospatiale at Toulouse. Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde 001 F-WTSS made its first test flight from Toulouse on 2 March 1969, piloted by André Turcat. The two prototypes were presented to the public for the first time on 7- 8 June 1969 at the Paris Airshow