Concorde used to reach to 60,000 ft, a height of over 11 miles. So passengers were able to see the curvature of the earth. Due to the intense heat of the airframe, an aircraft used to stretch anywhere from 6 to 10 inches during flight. Every surface, even the windows, was warm to the touch by the end of the flight. Concorde's take-off speed 250 mph and a cruising speed of 1350 mph, more than twice the speed of sound. Its landing speed was 187 mph. The maximum cruise speed was Mach 2.05. Concorde’s operating altitude was 60,000 feet (18,288 meters). Maximum range was 4,500 miles (7,242 kilometers). Flights consisted of nine crew members: two pilots, one flight engineer and six flight attendants. Concorde used to fly 100 passengers (40 in the front of cabin and 60 in the rear cabin). During its lifespan, Concorde had over 50,000 flights. 2.5 million passengers flew supersonically with Concorde. The standard return fare from London to New York was £6,636. 1st January 1983 G-BOAF made the fastest Trans-Atlantic crossing by a commercial aircraft on a flight from New York to London. The total flying time was 2 hours, 56 minutes and 35 seconds. Concorde 216, registration G-BOAF, was the last Concorde built, and was also the last in a long line of Bristol-designed aircraft to be assembled and flown at Filton. G-BOAF was officially cancelled from the British Aircraft Register on May 04, 2004. On retirement G-BOAF had flown a total of 18,257 hours with 6,045 cycles. It flew a total of 5,639 supersonic speed cycles.

G-BOAF (216) British Production
Manufacturer’s Serial Number – 100-016
Production Type – Concorde Type 1 Variant 100-102
Manufacturing Number - 216
Assembled at - BAC Filton Bristol, UK
Year Built - 1978
Aircraft Class - Fixed-Wing Landplane
Engines - 4 x Rolls-Royce Olympus 593 MK 610-14-28
Max Take-off Weight - 185070kg
Registered Owners - BRITISH AIRWAYS

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