Air France and British Airways' joint decision to stop operating Concorde is unprecedented. For the first time in history, the fastest commercial transport in existence is being phased out without a more advanced design waiting in the wings. The French flag carrier is slated to ground its five-aircraft supersonic fleet on May 31 while BA will continue London-New York flights to Oct. 31 before putting an end to 27 years of supersonic operations. The Franco-British decision is seen as ...

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