Concorde Specifications



Pictured above; the Concorde


Capacity: 100 passengers, and 2.5 tonnes of cargo.

Seating: 100 seats, two either side of the aisle, with a 37 ins (94 cm) pitch. The front cabin has 40 seats, and the rear cabin 60 seats, both offering a single-class "R", or supersonic, brand of service

Range: 4,300 miles (6,880 kms)

Engines: Four Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593s, each producing 38,000 lbs thrust with reheat

Take-off speed: 220 knots (250 mph 400 kph) 

Cruising speed: 1,350 mph (2,150 kph/Mach Two), at 60,000 ft (18,181 m)

Landing speed: 187 mph (300 kph)

Autoland capability: Category 3 (Decision height 15 ft, landing runway visual range 200 
metres, and take-off runway visual range 150 metre)

Length: 203 ft 9 ins (62.1 m)

Wingspan: 83 ft 8 ins (25.5 m)

Height: 37 ft 1 ins (11.3 m)

Fuselage width: 9 ft 6 ins (2.9 m)

Fuel capacity: 26,286 Imperial gallons (119,500 litres/95,600 kgs)

Fuel consumption: 5,638 Imperial gallons (25,629 litres/20,500 kgs) per hour

Maximum take-off weight: 408,000 lbs (185 tonnes)

Landing gear: Eight main wheel (tyre pressure 207 lbs sq ins), two nose wheels (tyre pressure 181 lbs sq ins)

Flight crew: Two pilots, one flight engineer

Cabin crew: Six

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The Concorde was not the only supersonic commercial jet, the Russian Tupolev TU-144 was a copy of the Concorde and its first flight was 3 months prior to the Concorde. After many problems and several crashes it stopped service in 1985.



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