Concorde F-BVFD

Concorde F-BVFD


Current registration - F-BVFD

Aircraft Number - 211

Manufacturer’s Serial Number -100 011

Production Variant Number - 101 

Maiden Flight - 10th February 1977: Toulouse, France

Air France delivery - 26th March 1977

Registration history –

First Registered as F-BVFD to Air France  

12th January 1979 aircraft re-registered as N94FD by Air France / Braniff Airways

1st June 1980 aircraft re-registered as F-BVFD by Air France

Final Flight - May 27th 1982

Hours Flown - 5,814 Hrs

Landings - 1,929

Supersonic Flights - 1,807 

Current Location – Broken up in 1994 at Paris CDG

Aircraft History –

1982 – May 27th

Withdrawn from service after the closure of the Paris-Dakar-Rio route, leaving the aircraft surplus to Air France requirements.

Fox-Delta was chosen as it was the aircraft that had had its airframe repaired after suffered a heavy landing in Dakar 5 years previously, in November1977 (the landing was at 14 feet per second against the standard 10 fps limit and caused the rear tail bumper wheel to be crushed.)

It was later broken up in 1994, at Charles de Gaulle, Paris, France. After being out of service for 12 years it had suffered serious corrosion.

The nose assembly was sold to a rich American on 16 March 1995 for FF300,000 (~€45,730). The rest of the fuselage was moved to Dugny, close to the taxiways at Le Bourget.

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