musik_maker: How long took to a Concorde airplain for the distance London – New York…?
the question could be applied also for the other Concorde specific routes from Paris to Washington D.C. or to New York,etc thanks for the info
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Answer by calnickel
About 3 hours.
Regular commercial jets take about 8 to 9 hours to fly from London to New York. Add just 30 or so minutes for a descent into Paris. The Concorde SST can make the transatlantic routes in just under 3.5 hours. Paris to DCA is 4hrs 10 minutes. I have personally riden in one from London to NYC many years ago (as a passenger…company paid for it as they were in a hurry to man an aircraft slotted for departure, when regular crew became unavailable). All seats are configured for First Class. It has a very steep climb out. It can cruise at around 60,000 feet (but the average is 55 to 56,000 ft) at an average speed of Mach 2.02 which is approx. 1335mph (or 2136km/h). That is more than in excess of 2X the speed of regular jet aircraft. Concorde also had dedicated airways that is especially assigned for use because there are no other commercial aircraft that can cruise at its cruise altitude.Answer by Matt
Approx. 3 hours & 30 minutes according to Concorde’s website.Answer by Fleagle
Just some fun info for you. Air France once did a comparison “test” between the concorde and a 747 between Paris and New York. Both aircraft departed Paris with the 747 taking-off four minutes ahead of the Concorde. The Concorde arrived at New York, all passengers de-planed, aircraft re-serviced (cleaned-up, food stocked and fuel loaded), boarded new passengers and took-off and landed in Paris nine minutes before the 747 arrived in New York. I wish I could have flown on one of them just once. Great airplane but oil prices did it in.
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