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16 Years After The Last Concorde Flight – What Is Supersonic Flight’s Future?

October 24, 2019

16 years ago today, the final passenger flight of a Concorde touched down at London Heathrow Airport. Part of the reason for the aircraft’s demise was the unpopularity of the aircraft’s sonic boom. However, 16 years later, the interest in supersonic flight has been reignited. Concorde was once regarded as the height of luxury. Whizzing across the Atlantic between New York and Paris and London, passengers were flying faster than the speed of sound above the Atlantic Ocean. However, all good things come to an end. After a mix of factors, the final Concorde carrying passengers landed at London Heathrow on the 24th of October 2003, marking the end of the supersonic era… for now!