CONCORDE SST




This will be the "one-stop shop" for the different events as they occur, and for those that are being planned. It will eventually provide links to specific details for the events leading up to Concorde's retirement.

APRIL 2003
10th April
Airlines announce that Concorde will be retired by them at the end of October 2003
MAY 2003
30th & 31st May

Final Air France passenger flights
AF002 CDG-JFK
AF001 JFK-CDG
Round the Bay of Biscay charter CDG-CDG AF4332

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JUNE 2003
June 2nd
Special Air France VIP and invited guest fight to JFK. This will be the last Concorde flight fron Paris to to New York
June 3rd
VIP flight returns to Paris
June 12nd

Retirement flight of F-BVFA to Smithsonian Museum's Steven F Udva Hazy Center at Dulles Airport, Washington

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June 14th

F-BTSD is retired to Le Bourget, on the first (non-public) day of the bi-annual Paris air show

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June 24th

F-BVFB flies to the Airport nearest to the Auto & Technik Museum, Sinsheim, Germany

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June 27th

Last ever Air France Concorde flight, as F-BVFC is retired to the entrance of the new Airbus A380 factory at Toulouse.

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JULY 2003
19/20th July
Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford
26th July
Start of final summer Barbados season for Concorde
Five return flight are planned to Barbados on consecutive Saturdays
AUGUST 2003
30th August
Final Concorde BA273 and BA272 return service to Barbados
OCTOBER 2003
1st Oct

Concorde Visits Toronto, Canada.

BA 097

Dept LHR 16:10

Arrival scheduled for 15:30 local time

No BA001 on this date

8th Oct
Concorde Visits Boston.

BA 1215

Dept LHR 16:30

Arrival scheduled for 15:20 local time

No BA001 on this date

14th Oct
Concorde Visits Washington Dulles.

BA 1223

Dept LHR 16:30

Arrival scheduled for 15:30 local time

No BA001 on this date

19th oct
BBC Timewatch programme on BBC2 TV @ 20:00
20th Oct

Concorde visits Birmingham

LHR Departure @10AM

Arrival 11:45hrs

Departure 16:05

LHR Arrival 17:45

21st Oct

Concorde visits Belfast

BA 9020/1

LHR Departure @10AM

Arrival 11:45hrs

Departure 16:05

LHR Arrival 17:45

22nd Oct

Concorde visits Manchester

BA 9020/1

LHR Departure @10AM

Arrival 11:45hrs

Departure 16:05

LHR Arrival 17:45

The aircraft will park on Taxiway Bravo which is opposite the Aviation Viewing Park . Concorde will be "clean" between 14:00 and 14:20 to allow for the best pictures (i.e. no service trucks etc).

There will be an exhibition in the Visitor's Centre at the viewing park running from 1st - 27th Oct.

23rd Oct

Concorde visits Cardiff

BA 9020/1

LHR Departure @10AM

Arrival 11:45hrs

Departure 16:05

LHR Arrival 17:45

Final BA001 dept from LHR->JFK

24th Oct

Final BA002 Concorde flight from New York to Heathrow

Concorde visits Edinburgh on final leg of tour

BA 9020/1

LHR Dept 10:05 for 11:45 arrival in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh dept for LHR at 14:20

"Round the Bay" staff / VIP flight LHR-LHR depts LHR at 14:25

BA 9010

All 3 aircraft will arrival back into LHR together at around 16:00, and the current plan is for them to land on the North Runway one after another. The BA002 will be last.

The aircraft will then be towed or taxied "across the road" to the BA engineering base where the passengers will disembark and a small reception will be held.

31st Oct

Concorde G-BOAC is retired to the Manchester Airport viewing park

10am dept from London Heathrow - BA9020C

NOVEMBER 2003
3rd Nov

Concorde G-BOAG is departs Heathrow to go to the Museum of Flight Seattle

15:00 dept from London Heathrow
14:00 arrival at JFK - BA9093C

5rd Nov

Concorde G-BOAG arrives at Museum of Flight Seattle

13:00 dept from JFK
15:00 arrival in Seatle (Boeing Field) - BA9094C

10th Nov

Concorde G-BOAD is retired to the Intrepid Air and Space museum in New York, Via JFK

15:00 dept fro LHR - BA9095C

17th Nov

Concorde G-BOAE is retired to Grantley Adams Airport, Barbados

11:20 Departure from LHR - BA9093C

A back up, non-direct, route is available should the aircraft need to tech stop.

24/25th Nov
Concorde G-BOAD is transported on a barge from JFK to the USS Intrepid.
"BA Speedbird Concorde Slow"

26th Nov

Concorde G-BOAF is retired to Filton, her place of birth.

departure 11:00 - BA9020C

12:45 approx arrival at Filton

DECEMBER 2003
Although the contents of this Diary are as accurate as possible, some events are speculation as the final plans have not yet been published by the BA