This was the second of two BAe/Aérospatiale Concorde pre-production aircraft built. Operated by Aérospatiale, it first flew on 10 January 1973 from Toulouse. It was the fourth aircraft and the first to have the dimensions and the shape of the future production aircraft. It was the first to fly to the United States (20 September 1973 Dallas Texas). For several years the aircraft was painted in British Airways colours on one side and Air France colours on the other. It made 314 flights (656 hours), of which 189 supersonic and was then retired to Orly Airport in Paris on 20 May 1976, where it is on display to the public.
Preserved at Musée Delta, Orly Airport, France
- Concorde on English Wikipedia, accessed 1 August 2007