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House Motto: Above and beyond the call of duty
Concorde – The world’s most successful supersonic passenger airline. From the first flight in 1976 to the last in 2003 Concorde was able to cruise at an average speed of 1,330 mph and had a maximum cruise altitude of 60,000 feet. This made it possible to fly from London to New York in only 3.5 hours.
The designers of Concorde had to pioneer and over come many engineering and technological challenges to make the airplane able to travel at such speeds and altitude. Despite no longer being in action the engineering success ensures that the concept and design of a supersonic commercial airline is yet to be surpassed.