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Could Concorde ever fly again?

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Ten years ago today, our ever-shrinking world got a little bit bigger again.

Three Concordes landed in a procession at Heathrow airport, while thousands of emotional fans looked on.

After 27 years, the world's most famous plane had been pensioned off - first by Air France and then by British Airways - marking the end of supersonic passenger flight.

So how is it that a noisy, polluting lump of aluminium, that was too pricey for most people to ride in, is still so popular?

http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-24629451

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Isn't their a ban on passenger supersonic jets?

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Can't be if Branson's project is pushing forward.

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They could create another more modern, faster version and relaunch, would be awesome if you were a millionaire and fancied jaunting from London to New York at the weekend.

It would be ultra expensive for tickets though, so us 'commoners' would never get to go on it though.

I think a lot of people would protest due to it appearing elitist and resource hungry (just think of the carbon footprint per passenger). Also due to current and future predicted fuel prices then large aircraft that can carry the max amount of people and cargo will take president over speed for commercial use.

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Yeah. I have no problem with a re-intro of passenger supersonic jets.

The famous accident which eventually caused a total ceasation of flight was NOT due to pilot error, rather a large enough piece of sharp metal on the tarmac overlooked by runway personel which, when ran over by one of the wheels, caused a catastrophic event to occur as the metal was violently spun into the fuel wing during take-off.

It was an accident, with respect to the plane itself. I think others were later held somewhat accountable for it. Not sure how that went, though.

EDIT: Sorry if I don't have all the facts straight... it's been a while, but I think that's what happened.

Edited by pallidin

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