Concorde BA508 Aircraft
Olympus 593 Jet Engine High Pressure Nozzle Guide Vane
* Great piece of Historic Aviation Art for your home or Office – Ideal as desk ornament *
Used as flown condition. Please see the photographs
Made from high Grade metal. This vane has cooling holes in the rear. Lovely piece of engineering!
Marked with B934950ND / ’19’ / AB58QT
Size: 17cm high x 11cm width approx.
Part Number: B930564
Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde is a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airliner that was operated until 2003. It featured a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04 (1,354 mph or 2,180 km/h at cruise altitude) with seating for 92 to 128 passengers. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued commercial flights for 27 years.
Concorde was jointly developed and produced by Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) under an Anglo-French treaty. Concorde’s name reflects the development agreement between the United Kingdom and France. In the UK, any or all of the type—unusually for an aircraft—are known simply as “Concorde”, without an article. A total of 20 aircraft were built in France and the United Kingdom; six of these were prototypes and development aircraft. Seven each were delivered to Air France and British Airways. With only 20 aircraft built, the development of Concorde was a substantial economic loss; Air France and British Airways received considerable government subsidies to purchase them.
Among other destinations, Concorde flew regular transatlantic flights from London Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to New York-JFK, Washington Dulles and Barbados; it flew these routes in less than half the time of other airliners. Over time the aircraft became profitable when it found a customer base willing to pay for flights on what was for most of its career the fastest commercial aircraft in the world. The aircraft is regarded by many as an aviation icon and an engineering marvel.
Concorde was retired in 2003.
Photograph illustrates Concorde in service.
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