NY: the Concorde takes the boat to get a makeover…

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Since 2006, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York has exhibited a specimen of the Concorde, the legendary supersonic jet. But, at 47, the ravages of time gnawed at him. It was built in 1976 and made its maiden flight on August 25 of the same year.

Now this device is under review…but needs to take the boat out first. Maintaining the Concorde proved costly, and more than half of the American museum’s aeronautical budget is devoted to it. On August 9, he was therefore dismantled and taken to the Brooklyn Navy Yard in a barge for a trip to his “beauty clinic”.

A device like no other…

The Concorde with serial number 210 was special in several ways. For one thing, he set a land speed record on February 7, 1996, crossing the Atlantic in just two hours and 52 minutes.

On the other hand, the Concorde with the G-BOAD license plate was also the only one to wear a livery different from that of British Airways or Air France… that of Singapore Airlines. There was a reason for this, as the two companies jointly marketed Concorde flights between London and the Asian city-state.


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