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Archive Story : 21-08-01

Preliminary Air France Concorde tests could start this week

Sources at Charles de Gaulle aiprot in Paris have confirmed to Concordesst.com that Air France have submitted flight plans for Concorde F-BVFB, which has completed its modification programme, to perform ground and flight tests later this week. Full details of these verfication tests will be on this site when available.

Meanwhile in London, British Airways will sone begin further training flights with G-BOAF now that it has left the paint shop with sporting a freshened up look. As soon as the C-of-A's are returned to the individual aircraft British Airways will get the green light to start their operational assessment flights, with BA engineers and staff being the passgengers. This will be the first time a Concorde has carried passengers since being grounded last August.

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