Concorde F-BTSD

Concorde F-BTSD

Current registration - F-BTSD

Manufacturer’s Serial Number - 213

Production Variant Number - Type 1 Variant 101

Maiden Flight - 26th June 1978: Toulouse, France

Air France delivery - 18th September 1978 (as lease)

Registration history –

First Registered as F-WJAM to Aerospatiale

14th September 1978 aircraft re-registered as F-BTSD by Aerospatiale

18th September 1978 aircraft leased to Air France

12th January 1979 aircraft re-registered as N94SD by Air France / Braniff Airways

12th March 1979 aircraft re-registered as F-BTSD and returned to Aerospatiale

9th May 1980 aircraft leased to Air France

23rd October 1980 aircraft was purchased by Air France

Final Flight - June 14th 2003: AF380Y: Paris CDG- Paris Le Bourget

Hours Flown - 12,974 Hrs

Landings - 5,135

Supersonic Flights - 3,672

Current Location – Retired from service to Le Bourget Air and Space museum, Paris, France

Aircraft History –

F-BTSD holds the world records for fastest flights around the world in both directions:

1992: Oct 12th -to  Oct 13th

Westbound RTW: 12-13 October 1992: 32 hours 49 minutes 03 seconds

Lisbon-Santo Domingo-Acapulco-Honolulu-Guam-Bangkok- Bahrain-Lisbon 15-16

1995: August 15th to August 16th

Eastbound RTW: 15-16 August 1995: 31 hours 27 minutes 49 seconds

New York/JFK-Toulouse-Dubai-Bangkok-Guam (Andersen AFB)- Honolulu-Acapulco-New York/JFK

(The Eastbound (1995) record is the current GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS official world record)

1996: August

F-BTSD was painted in a Special Pespi livery when Pepsi Cola undertook a major $500 million US re-branding project.

2001: April 17th

Flown to Istres, France for a series of tests on newly designed Michelin tyres as part of the post Paris crash modification programme.

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