Latest Concorde and Club Concorde Newsupdated 25 February 2013
Concorde: BA moves AB from A to BCustomers of all airlines landing on Heathrow’s 27L runway will get a better view of one of the airport’s most famous residents.
Some hard work and planning by BA Engineering, Operations and Property Services has seen Concorde Alpha-Bravo moved from a site close to the uniform store to a more suitable location near the runway. Considerable groundwork was done to make the new site, where the old Runway Restaurant used to stand, suitable. The aircraft has been tethered to the ground because of the risk of ‘weathervaning’ due to its position at 90 degrees to the prevailing winds. As well as making sure Concorde Alpha-Bravo is securely tied down, engineers have had to take some further precautions that were unnecessary when she was still flying, including fixing the engine outlets to stop birds nesting inside.
It took around 40 minutes to tow Concorde to its new site, but even though she no longer flies, some issues never change: there was a 20-minute delay while the towing crew waited for clearance from air traffic control.
£36 Million Investment in ConcordeA private, British Investor is backing two Club Concorde projects, in London and Paris. This millionaire businessman was so impressed with our Concorde for London business plan, that he asked us to organise a similar plan for Paris. As such, we now need two Concordes.
We have been in discussions with the Intrepid Museum in New York regarding the possible relocation of their Concorde, Alpha Delta, to London. If successful, this Concorde would be transported intact, by sea, directly through Tower Bridge, to the Pool of London, and on to the South Bank. Ideally, this would coincide with the 10th Anniversary of Concorde's last flight, on 26th November, 2013.
Read more about this exciting project and see images of the planned exhibit.
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