15 Interesting Facts About Concorde

You have heard about Concorde, you know it was the fastest airplane that was ever made. Read here 15 very interesting facts about Concorde that you might have never heard before.

  • The flying speed of Concorde was too fast that it created so loud noise, which could sound like a bang or strong thunder. This often led to many people complaining, and resultantly Concorde had to change its many of the routes, or fly slower over some of the places. 

  • Many countries disliked Concorde due to the noise it made. There was actually an anti-Concorde project. This resulted in its flying over many areas including many places in the US. The opposition was so strong that there was even a case in the US Supreme court against it

  • A flight from London to New York would complete only in 3.5 hours in a Concorde.

  • The top speed of Concord was 1491 mph (2400 kmh)

  • Concorde could fly even faster. Its max speed was limited not due its power but by the heat it generated at high speeds, which could make the aluminum body of the plane softer.

  • Flight from London to New York in the Concorde costed around 1000 UK Pounds, in 1980s.

  • Concorde was the first aircraft to fly round the earth, and it covered 28000 miles, just in 30 hours.

  • Concorde flew at 60,000 height, which is about 20,000 more than a traditional airplane flies at.

  • Concorde made about 50,000 flights.

  • If we try to find out cost of a Concorde, by considering today's dollar rate, a Concorde will have a price of 200 million US$

  • The nose of Concorde could move up and down, so that the pilots could see easily during take-off and landing.

  • There was a concord (agreement) between France and UK governments to build this plane. From this concord, the name of the plane was derived. Initially, the plane was named 'Concord'. Later the British government added 'e' to it, saying that 'e' would stand for 'excellence', 'England', 'Entente Cordial' and 'Europe'

  • Concorde's first flight was on 2 March 1969 and last flight was on 24 October 2003.

  • Concorde can still be seen at many museums and other places in the world. For the list of places where Concorde can be seen, see this page.

  • It is in the news that Concorde will back again in the air by 2019

These were top Concorde Facts. Hope you enjoyed reading them!

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Top Advantages of Driving a 4-Wheel (4x4) Drive Car

What a 4-Wheel Car Can Do That a 2-Wheel Car Cannot?

A four-wheel car comes with a very high price tag but at the same time there are many advantages of driving a 4-wheel drive vehicle. The advantages of a 4-wheel drive car are mentioned below. 

1. You may drive on icy, slippery and snowy roads.

2. You get greater towing capabilities.

3. You may feel more secure while driving a 4-wheel drive vehicle.

4. You get better cornering stability.

5. You will experience better steering precision and better steering response.

6. The vehicle's turning circle is reduced, allowing easier, quicker corner parking and easier maneuvering.

7. You can experience improved rapid-lane maneuvering.

8. You are less likely to go into a spin during sudden braking, and turnings

Do you own a 4-wheel car? Or have you ever driven any four-wheel vehicle? If so, comment below, sharing with others your experience of the four wheel steering car.
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Airbus A380 Technical Specifications

The following tables list technical specifications of Airbus A380:

Dimensions

Overall length

72.72 m

Cabin length

Main deck    

49.90 m

Upper deck

44.93 m

Fuselage width

7.14 m

Max cabin width

Main deck

6.54 m  

Upper deck

5.80 m

Wing span (geometric)

79.75 m

Height

24.09 m

Track

14.34 m

Wheelbase

31.88 m

Capacity

Pax

Typical   seating      

525 (3-class)

Max

853

Freight

LD3 capacity underfloor

38 LD3

Max pallet number underfloor

13

Bulk hold volume

14.3 m³

Total volume

184 m³ (containers+bulk)

Performance

Range

15 700 km

Mmo

M0.89

Max ramp weight

562   tonnes

Max take-off weight

560   tonnes

Max landing weight

386   tonnes

Max zero fuel weight

361   tonnes

Max fuel capacity

320 000   litres

Source: airbus.com

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Facts about Airbus A350-1000

Airbus A350-1000 is the latest airplane. Qatar Airways is the launch customer of this aircraft. The following are interesting facts about Airbus A350-1000

  • A350-1000 has the quietest cabin ever make for an aircraft.

  • This airplane features highest ceiling, which gives increased feeling of enough space.

  • The 18-inch wide seats give more personal space to the passengers.

  • A350-1000 also features unique flat floor.

  • The cabin has better humidity control.

  • The LED ambient lighting makes you feel less fatigued.

  • This plane also comprises largest overhead bins.

  • When it comes to fuel saving, the plane takes pride in holding the world's most fuel efficient engine.

  • The use of composite material gives significant weight savings.

  • The aircraft uses less redundant circuit boards and control systems. This saves weight and also reduces maintenance cost.

  • The interior gives a new, unique experience to the passengers.

    These were facts about Airbus 350-1000
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15 Interesting Airbus A380 Facts

The Airbus A380 is world's largest commercial airline. It was launched in 2007 and it has impressed the world with its spacious and luxurious interior. There are many interesting facts about A380, including the following:

Airbus A380 Facts

1. The first fact about A380 will surprise you. Many believe that A380 is the largest plane in the world. It is not! There is one more airplane called Antonov An-225, it is larger than A380. It is russian-made aircraft and built for cargo transportation only. The An-225 is displayed in the right image.

2. The A380 is 24.1 meters high, 80 meters wide, and 72.7 meters long, equivalent to 2 blue whales length. The plane weighs approximately 590 tons.

3. The wings of the plane are 54% larger than the wings of a Boeing 747 aircraft.

4. The giant plane has enough space to carry approximately 3000 suitcases and 525 passengers.

5. The wings and Engines of A380 are made in England, tail and fuselage are made in Spain and Germany. All parts once made are then shipped to France by ship for assembly.

6. The internal working temperature of the airplane's four engines is 3100 degrees.  And the engines are of the same lengths as of Mercedes C-series car.

7. The A380 holds 81900 gallons of fuel weighing 560 tons.  It burns 17% less fuel than other large airplanes. It consumes 4 liter of fuel in 100 km per passenger.

8. Only 20 runways in the world are now fully capable of handling A380 airplanes. Others are not long or wide enough or not fully technically equipped for A380.

9. 21 flight attendants work in an A380, working in 5 galleries. The flight attendants have rest apartments with beds provided for napping during long-haul flights.

10. The giant plane flies at 43,000 feet, with maximum speed of 640 miles/hour.

11. 8000 bolts are used to attach the three main parts of the aircraft. In total, an A380 comprises 4 million individual components, produced by 1500 companies, in 30 different countries.

12. The A380 is a low-noise aircraft and uses light-weight and environment-friendly components. This aircraft also has lowest emission than any other aircraft.

13. The aircraft is designed for 140,000 flying hours.

14. If all the wiring in the A380 is laid end to end, it will stretch from Edinburgh to London - 320 miles.

15. More than 3600 liters of paint is required to paint the exterior of the aircraft.

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