Planes Are Flying Longer but Not Faster

New technology developed by incumbent aircraft manufacturing giants Boeing and Airbus are pushing aircraft farther and farther. Singapore to Newark, currently the world’s longest flight by distance, clocks in at 17 to 18 hours nonstop. Qantas has challenged Boeing and Airbus to develop an aircraft that can fly nonstop from…

“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…

Built to Fail: Supersonic Aircraft

While we all admire the success and fame that has come with aircraft like the Boeing 747 or Airbus A320, not every design is successful. In this multi-part series, we will be looking into some of aviation’s designs that had huge potential and didn’t live up to the hype or…

British Airways Concorde ‘Alpha Foxtrot’ Arrives at New Bristol Home

Aerospace Bristol has finally moved the Concorde G-BOAF to its new £19 million home. The last ever Concorde made, G-BOAF, was built in Bristol in 1978. An additional £2 million is still needed to finalize the last bits and pieces of construction. The very complex and important move has been…