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The Concorde Through out the history of airplanes people have been trying to achieve greater speed and altitude Most national governments have been pouring billions of dollars into the improvement of their military planes but not commercial craft But now since the creation of the Concorde airlines have been able to fly people twice as high and three times as fast as conventional aircraft People can now make it to their destinations in half the time which allows for more time to conduct business affairs as well as more time for vacation The Concorde has revolutionized the airline industry by proving a quick means of travel between distant countries Both British and French Aerospace corporations conceived the Concorde project On the British side was a company called British Aerospace and for the French was a company called Aerospatiale These two countries came together to create the fastest commercial airliner ever The two companies split the designing in half but manufactured different Concordes Each country built and flew prototypes in 1969 The French flight came on the first of March and then British later that month The French always seemed to be ahead of the British although it was a joint project On October first 1969 the French exceeded mach two with their prototype This was the first milestone of many to come in this project The only other plane used to transport people like the Concorde was the Boeing 747 which only travels around mach 84 It took seven years for the Concorde to be tested and finally be put into service Today there are only two airlines that use these supersonic jets British Airways has seven running around the world while Air France uses six of these aircraft In those seven years two of the worlds most technologically advanced countries created the fastest airliner to ever fly the friendly skies With the Concorde being incorporated as part of two of
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