The Concorde Saga
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In 2003, British Airways and Air France decided to discontinue Concorde services and retire their fleet to aviation museums around the world. This decision was taken because of several problems that the airlines experienced in flying Concordes including, high noise levels, excessive fuel consumption, the advancing age of the fleet, safety issues (especially after an Air France Concorde crashed in 2000) and the declaration of maintenance partner Airbus that it would not support Concorde operations after October 2003. On 24th October 2003, the last Concorde flight landed at Heathrow, drawing to an end an era of supersonic aviation. The case examines the reasons for Concorde's inability to succeed at a commercial level, despite its technical superiority and discusses the important elements which determine the success of aircraft.
» To understand the operation of a one-of-a-kind aircraft, that was technically superior to any other comparable product of its time
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