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Last Updated: Thursday, 15 May, 2003, 15:14 GMT 16:14 UK
Concorde to rest in Bristol
Concorde taking off
Bristol has a proud association with the supersonic plane

Bristol is top of the list to host the grounded Concorde planes when they are retired in October.

British Airways (BA) says a formal request by the city is being considered as top priority.

The company is expected to announce within the next two weeks what it plans to do with the fleet, which were built in Bristol and are to be retired because they are no longer profitable.

Virgin airline boss Sir Richard Branson recently failed to win government support for his bid to buy and run Concorde.

And BA has been inundated with applications from aviation museums all over the world who want to display the aircraft.

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