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NTA Attraction to Receive Retired Concorde Jet

October 31, 2003

NTA Attraction to Receive Retired Concorde Jet
October 31, 2003 – Seattle’s Museum of Flight, an NTA tour supplier member, will receive one of seven Concorde supersonic jetliners recently retired by British Airways. The jetliner is one of only 20 Concordes ever built, and it will be the only one on display on the West Coast and one of only four outside Europe.

The Museum of Flight’s plane was scheduled to be flown from New York’s JFK International Airport on Nov. 5, and the Concorde will be on permanent public display at the museum from the time of its arrival in Seattle. It will be parked in the Museum’s outdoor gallery along with America’s first jet Air Force One, the 747 prototype and other significant jets. Eventual plans call for the enclosure of all these aircraft in a very large Commercial Aviation Wing, which will be the third and final phase of the Museum’s ongoing major expansion.

The Concorde fleet, which was retired last week after 27 years of commercial service, will go on display in Britain, the United States and Barbados. Four of the planes would remain in Britain at the headquarters of Airbus U.K. in southwest England, the Museum of Flight in Scotland, Manchester Airport, and the planes’ home base of Heathrow airport near London. The other planes will go to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City and to Grantley Adams Airport in Bridgetown, Barbados.

For more information, visit the Museum of Flight Web site,

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