History of the Concorde

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Supersonic Transport Aircraft Committee (STAC) established

5/11/1956

2 supersonic airliner models recommended

9/03/1959

First discussions between BAC and Sud Aviation

06/1961

French President makes plea forf both countries to work together

09/1962

An Anglo-French Mach 2.2 airliner design published

10/1962

British Minister of Aviation makes draft treaty for the building of the Concorde

11/29/1962

French President makes speech using the word Concorde as name

01/13/1963

Pan American Airlines sign sales options to buy six of the aircraft

06/03/1963

US President J.F.K backs development of US supersonic airliner

06/05/1963

Experimental model of Concorde shown that is spelt as Concord

10/24/1963

BAC and French Aerospatiale are given job of building Concorde

03/01/1964

BAC's experimental Concorde makes first flight over Bordeaux region in France

05/01/1964

Britain's new Labour government announced withdrawal from Concord project

11/19/1964

Britain's Labour government announced that it will not withdraw from project

01/20/1965

First metal cut for Concorde prototypes

04/1965

Pre-production design announced

05/1965

Work started on airframe of the Concorde

09/11/1965

Part of fuselage and wing delivered to France for testing

03/1966

Assembly of French prototype 001 began at Toulouse

04/1966

Concorde filght simulator commissioned at Toulouse

06/1966

Assembly of Concorde 001 begins at Filton

08/1966

First test run in high altitude chamber at Saclay, France

03/1967

Concorde 001 rolled out for public demostration

12/11/1967

British Concorde to be spelt with 'e'

12/11/1967

First flight of the Concorde

03/02/1969

First commercial flight of the Concorde

01/21/1976

Air France Concorde crashes in Paris 113 people die

07/25/2000

Final flight of the Concorde takes place

11/26/2003

Concorde goes into retirement

11/26/2003