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In pictures: The Concorde era
Concorde's maiden flight  was in 2 March 1969
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This year marks the end of an era for aviation as Concorde is grounded for good
Concorde after first trans-Atlantic crossing
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In 1973 Concorde made its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record time
Concorde's interior designed by Terence Conran
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The trans-Atlantic flight was completed in less than three-and-a-half hours
Concorde stewardess serves passenger
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Passengers pay 7,000 for the privilege of travelling in such style
Chief Concorde pilot Mike Bannister has been flying the supersonic jet since 1977
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The plane currently flies daily from London Heathrow and Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport to North America
Concorde and the Red Arrows help Heathrow Airport celebrate its 50th anniversary
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But Concorde's days are numbered with the last flights due to take off this year
113 people died after Concorde crashed in July 2000
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Passenger numbers have never recovered since the crash near Paris in 2000
The supersonic jet cruises at around 1350 mph at an altitude of up to 60,000ft
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The planes will end their journeys as museum exhibits


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