1991-09-01

Concorde, Fifteen Years on the Front Line 912193

In 1962 British and French Governments committed funds for the design, testing and production of a supersonic airliner. Fourteen were completed. These aircraft are currently in their sixteenth year of passenger service and, judged on their reliability, have carved out a niche in the air transport market. Behind this success lay the problems of maintaining a radically different aircraft that operates in a radically different environment.

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