21st January: Concorde in service for 4 years.
- 6th February: British Airways took delivery of their 6th Concorde G-BFKW (214).
- 1st June: The Braniff International, Washington to Dallas Concorde service was discontinued due to a lack of passengers and
an increase in fuel costs.
- 12th June: Concorde 216 (G-BFKX) was re-registered as G-BOAF.
- 13th June: British Airways took delivery of their 7th Concorde G-BOAF (216).
- September: By September all 10 Concorde's used for the Braniff International Concorde Service from Washington to Dallas
had been re-registered back to their previous registrations due to the service having been discontinued on 1st June 1980.
- 23rd October: Concorde 215 (F-WJAN) was re-registered as F-BVFF and delivered to Air France, their 7th Concorde.
- 1st November:The British Airways and Singapore Airlines Concorde service to Bahrain and Singapore was discontinued.
21st January: 5 years in service, Concorde had carried 700,000 passengers, completed 15,800 flights and accumulated
50,000 flying hours.
- 9th February: Concorde G-BFKW (214) was re-registered as G-BOAG.
- 14th April: A report published by the Commons Industry and Trade Committee on Concorde expressed dissatisfaction with the
cost figures and urged efforts to ensure the costs were shared equally with France.
- 24th May: Concorde's 5th anniversary of the first supersonic commercial flight to the USA.
- July: The Government replied to the report published on 14th April 1981, and described the committee's criticisms of forecast
- 11th September: An Anglo - French 'summit' meeting was held and the British and French governments commissioned a joint
study on the future of Concorde.
- 29th October: British and French ministers met in London and discussed Concorde. They proposed 3 options. 1, cancellation
of the Concorde project; 2, a phased run down of the project; and 3, indefinite continuation.
- 2nd December: The British government reviewed the relative costs of Concorde presented to them by the Department of
- 9th December: The British Department of Industry ministers and officials gave evidence to the Commons Industry and Trade
Committee over Concorde's costs.
- 21st January: Concorde in service for 6 years.
- February: The British Industry and Trade Committee reaffirmed their dissatisfaction with the cost aspects of Concorde.
- 31st March: Air France discontinued their Concorde service to Caracus and Rio.
- 1st May: A Concorde Division within British Airways was formed and was to be responsible for the profitability of their
- 6th May: British and French ministers met in Paris and discussed cost reducing, official's report and cost sharing of Concorde.
- August: British Government Minister, Ian Sproat wrote to British Airways Chairman, Sir John King stating that the British
Government will cease to fund Concorde's British manufacturers Rolls-Royce and British Aerospace.
- October: British Airways Chairman, Sir John King replied to the Sproat letter (see August 1982) stating that British Airways
would examine the possibility of funding the support costs of Concorde out of revenue.
- 29th October: Air France discontinued their Concorde service to Washington, making New York their only Concorde service
- November: British Airways set up a group to examine Concorde support costs.
- 1st January: The fastest Trans-Atlantic crossing from west to east, New York to London was made by Concorde in 2 hrs 56
- 21st January: Concorde in service for 7 years.
- 21st January: Concorde in service for 8 years.
- 27th March: British Airways opened a Concorde route to Miami via Washington.
- 31st March: After 18 months of negotiations the British Government involvement in the Concorde project became minimal and
British Airways became responsible for funding Concorde's British manufacturers.
- 11th September: Concorde G-BOAB (208) made the distance record of 3,965 nautical miles (4,565 statue miles) on a flight
from Washington to Nice.
- 16th November: Concorde G-BOAB (208) started a Concorde charter service from London to Seattle via New York.
Throughout 1985 Concorde inaugurated several routes within Europe for publicity, and to destinations within the Americas in
conjunction with the Cunard Shipping Line.
- 21st January: Concorde in service for 9 years.
- 13th February: Concorde established a record time of 17 hrs 3 mins on its first commercial service under charter from London
- 28th March: Concorde under commercial charter from London to Cape Town established a record time of 8 hrs 8 mins.
- 25th April: Concorde G-BOAG (214) unveiled the new interior furnishings and exterior livery for the British Airways Concorde
fleet. The aircraft had been out of service for a long period of time and much of its equipment had been removed and used in
the other British Airways Concorde's.
- 19th December: Concorde G-BOAC (204) achieved the highest recorded ground speed in commercial service to date of 1,488
21st January: Concorde celebrated 10 years in commercial service, and had accumulated 71,000 supersonic flying hours.
- 5th April: Concorde made its first charter flight to New Zealand and viewed Halley's Comet over the Indian Ocean.
- 11th July: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher made her first supersonic Concorde flight from London to Vancouver to
visit 'EXPO 86'.
- 8th - 23rd November: Concorde made its first round the world charter flight. The total flying time amounted to 31 hrs 51 mins.
A special edition of the book The Concorde Story was commissioned by John Player to mark the event.
January: Concorde spearheaded the advertising campaign for the privatisation of British Airways.
- 21st January: Concorde in service for 11 years.
- 7th March: Concorde made a 2nd round the world trip, which was organised by Goodwood Travel.
- 6th September: Captained by Brian Walpole, Concorde set a new transatlantic record of 95 mins between Hopedale,
Newfoundland and the north-west Irish coast.
- 5th October: Patrick Mannix of Reuters became British Airways 1,000,000th transatlantic scheduled Concorde passenger.
- 22nd November: Concorde celebrated its 10th anniversary of operations into John F Kennedy International Airport, New York.
Richard Noble, the land speed record holder set a new record by crossing the Atlantic 3 times in one day aboard Concorde.
- 12th December: British Airways started a once weekly Concorde service to Barbados for the winter season.
21st January: Concorde in service for 12 years.
- 7th February: Concorde G-BOAA (206) made a record flight from New York to London's, Heathrow in 2 hrs 55 mins 15 secs.
- April: Concorde G-BOAA (206) became the 1st Concorde to undergo a 12,000 flying hours check. The structure was
pronounced sound for service well into the 21st century.
- May: Concorde G-BBDG (202) moved into a purpose built hanger at
Filton, where BA could access and work on the aircraft under cover, to strip
parts to ensure thay kept 7 aircraft servicable.
- 15th June: British Airways started a twice weekly Concorde service to Dallas until August.
- December: British Airways Concorde service to Barbados resumed for the winter season.
- 21st January: Concorde in service for 13 years.
- 2nd March: Aerospatiale hosted a party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Concorde's first flight from Toulouse in 1969.
- 1st April: Concorde G-BOAF (216) left London's Heathrow on a supersonic circumnavigation charter to cover 38,343 miles.
- 12th April: Concorde G-BOAF (216) whilst on its supersonic circumnavigation charter lost a section of rudder on a flight from
Christchurch, New Zealand to Sydney, Australia. This explained the 'thud' and vibration the crew and passengers felt after
take-off, as the aircraft was climbing through 43,000 feet and accelerating to Mach 2. After repairs were carried out Concorde
G-BOAF (216) continued with its supersonic circumnavigation charter.