When Pepsi Flew Supersonic

DALLAS – The Concorde’s ultimate design was to deliver speed—just being fast wasn’t enough, it had to be supersonic. Transatlantic flights clocked in at approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes. It takes more than six on a present-day Airbus or Boeing jet.

Glamour and Glitz accompanied the Concorde, after all, anything that fast was sure to catch the spotlight. But flying at Mach speeds burns a proportional amount of fuel.

Short-lived, a couple of crashes and a massive rise in fuel costs proved it impossible to generate profits. What was one of mankind’s greatest achievements, flying so fast didn’t tempt all read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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