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Concorde 216 (G-BOAF) arrives at Filton on the last ever flight of any Concorde anywhere in the world in 2003. (Photo: Airbus UK)

“She Flies! She Flies!”: Celebrating 50 Years of the Concorde

"She Flies! She Flies!" is the first sound that most people remember about this day 50 years ago. Raymond Baxter, the BBC's anchor that was covering the event shouted in excitement while the four Snecma Olympus 593 engines delivered full thrust and the Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde left the runway and was finally airborne. It was a Sunday, and the team was impatient after a day of delays: originally intended for March 1, Concorde's first flight was postponed to March 2 due…

Interview: Lufthansa Technik’s Eastward Expansion

Lufthansa Technik (LHT) was originally founded in 1995, as parent company Lufthansa Group split different facets of the business into separate corporations. As a new business, LHT needed to find new ways to increase revenue and reach profitability, as maintenance solely for Lufthansa Group airlines would not provide the figures…

Supersonic Airliner Scores Big in Paris

Boom Supersonic, an aircraft manufacturer developing a supersonic airliner, has announced that orders have tripled during this year’s Paris Air Show for its first aircraft. While specific airlines were not mentioned in the press release other than Virgin Atlantic which has already made its purchase public, the total aircraft ordered…