Tony Benn former British MP
When you think of the stars of the Concorde world, you could be forgiven for only remembering the famous pilots who once flew this amazing aircraft to the edge of space. But the real heroes were the engineers, the men that got their hands dirty working on her and who fought so hard to keep her flying for nearly 28 years.
Sadly some of these Concorde engineering heroes have now died, but there are many still alive some of whom are still working for the airlines. Over the next few months I will compile a list of these heroes that worked and fought so hard to keep our dream alive for nearly 28 years of Concorde passenger operations.
The ground engineers were really based at five main locations, LHR / JFK / IAD/ MIA/ CDG and aside from LHR and CDG there really were not that many engineers in number to take care of the massive amount technical issues that the Concorde operations carried with it.
But we must also acknowledge the many other engineers at Airbus, BAC, BAe, Aerospatiale and the many other companies who worked so hard to achieve the success and continued service of Concorde up until 2003 when she took to the skies for the last time.
The updating of this page is an ongoing task, any assistance would be welcome!
The Concorde Engineering Heroes
Ian Mosdell – British Airways. Ian played a major role in the post 2000 Concorde modifications. Ian was also the main engineer working for Heritage Concorde Project Flagship. This saw life returned to BA Concorde G-BOAC. Without this man, Project Flagship would never have taken place, he was the one member of the team that we couldn’t of done without.
John Dunlevy - British Airways. John has been connected with Concorde since 1965, when he became an apprentice with the Bristol Aeroplane Company and streamed for test flight avionics and production avionics. He Specialized in the aircraft air Intake developement at Fairford on the prototype and preproduction Concordes, and was involved with the British prototype 002 tours and British pre-production 101 endurance flying. He left Fairford in 1977 to join British Airways
Richard Hughes - British Aircraft Corporation/ Fairford/ British Airways
Alex Jolivet – Air France. Alex is the engineer that heads the team that keeps the Concorde at Le Bourget alive
Christian Julius – Aerospatiale
Fred Heal – British Airways
Robert White – BAC, British Aerospace, BAe Systems . Bristol, United Kingdom. Robert has been an Aircraft Electrician who worked mainly with Concorde from from September 1967 and is currently still at BAe Systems. He also conducted tours on G-BOAF while she was on display at Filton airfield until 2010.
Phil Rozier – British Airways
Andy Cameron – British Airways
Alan Perry – BAC at Filton which became British Aerospace (BAe) and known today as BAe Systems, Concorde stayed in service due to Alan’s work on the new post 9/11 Concorde flight deck door.
Ian Bishop - British Airways
Phil Cairns - British Airways. During the work to restore Concorde to flight following the Paris crash, he worked on the spar 72 modifications. This involved the strengthening and removal of the predicted wear and tear in this area of the aircraft.
Lewis Triggs – BOAC, Filton. Chief Engineer in charge of training the ground engineering staff for Concorde back in the 1970s.
John Coe - British Airways
Mick Cousins - British Airways
Eddie Crook – British Airways
Bob Dowie – British Airways
Bob Hodgkinson - British Airways
Keith Leyland - British Airways
Len Jenkins – British Airways
Marc Morley- British Airways
Carl Percey - British Airways
Dave Shelford - British Airways
Eric Smith - British Airways
Paul Snelgrove – British Airways
Dave Sutton - British Airways
John Kaiser - British Airways
Kevin Moyes - British Airways
Doug Wernham - British Airways
Shah Yusufzai – British Airways
Roy Cox – BAC Filton, Roy was involved with British prototype Concorde 002
British Airways Concorde Engineering Heroes at New York JFK
Tony Badia - British Airways
Alan Barker - British Airways
Claude Call - British Airways
Ray Carolla - British Airways
Jim Dennis - British Airways
John Hess - British Airways
Leo Korbus - British Airways
Syd Langford - British Airways
Tommy Mattola - British Airways
Bob Malony - British Airways
John Pace – British Airways
Charlie Pantol - British Airways
Glen Schalk – British Airways
Pete Vasas - British Airways
Jim Visentin – British Airways
Paul Wahlrab - British Airways
Don Wells - British Airways
Clarence Whittaker - British Airways
Various pictures of the engineers who gave us Concorde and kept her flying over the years!
Heritage Concorde will keep updating this page with further pictures and names!