2 hours 52 minutes and 59 seconds
Such speed didn’t come cheap, though: A transatlantic flight required the high-maintenance aircraft to gulp jet fuel at the rate of one ton per seat, and the average round-trip price was $12,000.
three hours and 45 minutes
The type was retired in 2003, three years after the crash of Air France Flight 4590, in which all passengers and crew were killed.
Today, on April 1, 2019, Emirates announced that they would be re-launching the famous supersonic jet, the Concorde into service in 2022, just three years from now.
The Concorde , the world’s fastest commercial jet, had enjoyed an exemplary safety record up to that point, with no crashes in the plane’s 31-year history. Air France Flight 4590 left DeGaulle Airport for New York carrying nine crew members and 96 German tourists who were planning to take a cruise to Ecuador.
Of those 20, one crashed, one was scrapped, and 17 are preserved and can be visited, or seen from very close in museums or open-air exhibitions. (The Barbados Concorde Experience, in the Caribbean country, is closed and its Concorde cannot be visited.)
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
In broad terms, the aircraft needs to deal with enormous amounts of aerodynamic drag and therefore requires a streamlined shape; a way to deal with large amounts of heat caused by friction; and a powerful engine to provide a lot of thrust. For example, Concorde was able to manage cruising speeds of just over Mach 2.
about 570 miles per hour
It now calls the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia, its home. On January 21st, 1976, British Airways commenced its Concorde commercial operations with G-BOAA. The plane would fly until August 12th, 2000. Now, it rests at the Museum of Flight in East Lothian, Scotland.
– A Concorde supersonic airliner landed in Kingston for the first time at the Norman Manley International Airport. Concorde did a Kingston flypast shortly after its inaugural flight to Jamaica .