• Short Summary

    The Anglo-French supersonic Concorde airliner has been modified to make it more profitable and more practical.

  • Description

    The Anglo-French supersonic Concorde airliner has been modified to make it more profitable and more practical. Baggage capacity has been increased by one-third an the number of seats decreased from 136 to 132 -- with the bigger capacity for mail -carrying more than offsetting losses from reduced passenger capacity.

    Modifications to the Concorde, recently rumoured to be again in danger of cancellation because of climbing development costs, have increased take-off weight from 350,000 pounds to 367,000 pounds.

    To ensure that this increase does not prejudice the target of 45,000 hours -- equivalent to 12 to 15 years of intensive flying - the developers propose to restrict slightly the maximum permissable temperature of the structure. This will bring a slight restriction in maximum cruise speed allowed on some routes.

    The 001 prototype of the Concorde is now due to roll out of its hangar on the 11th of December -- about two weeks ahead of the previously estimated date. It's being constructed in Toulouse, France, while the 002 prototype is under construction in Bristol, U.K.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEKY8SMBBC6XW7VGF7WQT85VBX
    Media URN:
    VLVAEKY8SMBBC6XW7VGF7WQT85VBX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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