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Concorde near to landing new home

New home for Concorde
Concorde made its final flight in November 2003

The Concorde 216 has taken a step closer to landing a new permanent home in Bristol.

South Gloucestershire Council has granted planning permission for an Aviation Museum at Cribbs Causeway.

The proposed 40,000 sq ft (3716 sq m) visitor centre will house the 200 foot (60.96m) long airliner, exhibits and displays.

Concorde made its final flight in November 2003 when it flew back to Filton near Bristol.

The Concorde 216 was the final supersonic airliner built and the last whole aircraft to be produced on the Filton site.

A further 10m needs to be raised to complete the project.


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