Definition of Concorde from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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the first passenger plane to fly faster than the speed of sound. It was designed and built by the British and the French together, and its first test flight was in 1969. The plane was in service from 1976 to 2003. It flew between London and Paris and New York, and between London and Barbados. Flying on Concorde was expensive, so most people regarded it as a very special experience. After a crash in 2000 which killed everybody on board, passenger numbers were low and flights in the twelve remaining planes ended. He was on Concorde's last ever flight.