Concorde

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Concorde Supersonic passenger aircraft. Jointly developed and built by British Aircraft Corporation and Aerospatiale of France. Test flights started in 1969, and passenger services in 1976. In July 2000, the crash of an Air France Concorde near Paris led to the aircraft being grounded for 17 months.

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Concorde a supersonic airliner, the only one to have entered operational service, able to cruise at twice the speed of sound. Produced through Anglo-French cooperation, it made its maiden flight in 1969 and was in commercial service between 1976 and 2003.