Number 211 : F-BVFD

Picture by John Stewart
Aircraft Number 211 
Current registration  F-BVFD
Manufacturer's Serial Number 100 -011
Production Variant Number  101
Maiden Flight  10th February 1977 : Toulouse, France
Air France Delivery:- 26th March 1977
Registration history:- First Registered as F-BVFD to Air France  

12th January 1979 aircraft re-registered as N94FD by Air France / Braniff Airways

1st June 1980 aircraft re-registered as F-BVFD by Air France
Last Ever Flight May 27th 1982
Hours Flown 5,814 Hrs
Landings 1,929
Supersonic Cycles 1,807
Current Useage

Withdrawn from use and stored when the Paris-Dakar-Rio route was closed down and Air France had surplus aircraft.

Fox-Delta was chosen as it was the aircraft that had had its airframe repaired after suffered a heavy landing in Dakar 5 years previously, in November1977 (the landing was at 14 feet per second against the standard 10 fps limit and caused the rear tail bumper wheel to be crushed.)

It was later broken up in 1994, at Charles de Gaulle, Paris, France. After being out of service for 12 years it had suffered serious corrosion.

The nose assembly was sold to a rich American on 16 March 1995 for FF300,000 (~€45,730). The rest of the fuselage was moved to Dugny, close to the taxiways at Le Bourget.

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A rare picture of aircraft 211: F-BVFD, taken as she comes in for landing at Rio in March 1982. The Rio route Original Air France Concorde route
Picture courtesy of Helio Mendes Salmon
Another shot taken from the same landing run as the picture above. 'Foxtrox Delta' lands at Galeao International Airport, Rio
Picture courtesy of Helio Mendes Salmon
Another rare picture of aircraft 211: F-BVFD. This picture was taken in March 1982 at JFK, New York, only 2 Months before she was withdrawn from service.
Picture courtesy of John Stewart
Before being retired in 1982, F-BVFD was in regular service with Air France. Here she is seen undergoing an Engine test.
Picture courtesy of Pierre.