F-BVFA (205) French Production

Current registration - F- BVFA

 

Manufacturer’s Serial Number - 205

 

Production Variant Number - 101

 

Maiden Flight - 27th October 1975: Toulouse, France

 

Air France delivery -19th December 1975

Registration history

 

  • First Registered as F-BVFA to Air France

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    12th January 1979 aircraft re-registered as N94FA by Air France / Braniff Airways

     

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    1st June 1980 aircraft re-registered as F-BVFA by Air France 

     

  • Final Flight - June 12th 2003: AF4386: Paris Charles De Gaulle – Washington Dulles

 

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Current Location - Retired from service to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport, Washington DC, USA

Aircraft history

1976 – Jan 21st

F-BVFA flies the first commercial passenger flight for Air France. Packed with dignitaries, Air France flight AF085 piloted by Captain Pierre Chanoine flew to Dakar then Rio.

 

1976 and 1977

Flew Air France Concorde Launch Services to Rio, Washington and New York.

 

 1990 – Aug 1st

Completion of a major overhaul that had taken a year and had entailed being stripped down to basic skeleton and rebuilt.

 

2003 – May 30th

Final passenger flight; AF001 from New York JFK to Paris Charles de Gaulle.

Aircraft Comments

Final Flight - June 12th 2003: AF4386: Paris Charles De Gaulle – Washington Dulles

 

Hours Flown - 17,824 Hrs

 

Landings - 6,780

 

Supersonic Flights - 5,504

 

Current Location -  Retired from service to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport, Washington DC, USA

F-BVFA (205) Condition

This Concorde is well looked after and in super condition. Upon arrival at Washington following decommissioning she was preserved by the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian pride themselves with keeping their aircraft in "as delivered" Condition and this certainly is the case with this aircraft. The cabin and cockpit remain closed to the public since delivery so everything should be exactly as delivered.
Few photo's exist of the interior of this Concorde since delivery and Heritage Concorde have made enquiry to see if any exist. The reply was that the airframe is never opened for photo's or any other reason so we only have images from before delivery.
Heritage Concorde is happy with the situation here because this Concorde will remain preserved in as deliverd condition.

 

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