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Aviation experts raise $400 million to return Concorde to the skies

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Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Australia
Source: 9News

The most impressive passenger jet in history could return to our skies, with a committed group of fans raising nearly $400 million to see the supersonic wonder restored to its former glory.

The world’s only supersonic passenger plane could return to the skies, with a group of aviation enthusiasts raising more than $400 million to see the Concorde fly again.

The aircraft was retired in the early 2000s, due to a combination of searing fuel prices and a much-publicised catastrophic crash in Paris in July 2000, which killed four people.

A group of aviation fans in England have raised $400 million in a bid to see the aircraft fly again – however the plane, which once flew from Paris to New York in a record two hours and 52 minutes, is unlikely to be given the green light from aviation regulators.

“The shape, and of course the performance of the aircraft – it’s an amazing aircraft, both inside and outside,” Nathalie Plan, from the Aeroscopia Museum told 9NEWS.

However, Ms Plan said she did not believe the plane would ever fly again.

“No, unfortunately not – it’s not possible anymore.

The Concorde flew a maximum speed of twice the speed of sound.


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