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The story of the final Concorde

Find out about the last Concorde built at Filton in the late 1970s

Wednesday, 9 April, 1969 saw Concorde fly from Filton for the first time - but almost ten years later saw the beginning of the end.

Concorde 216 was the last to be built at Filton and its maiden flight was Friday, 20 April 1979.

Although the supersonic jet flew for many more years after that date, no more were built.

Our archive video tells the tale of the workers at Filton and the story of the last Concorde.

Fittingly, 216 now sits on the tarmac of Filton Airfield where it will eventually form the centrepiece of a Concorde museum.

It was the last of the Concorde fleet to fly on 26 November 2003 when it made its final journey from London Heathrow.

Our archive programme, from 1979, tells the story of 216 and the workers who manufactured the Concordes at Filton.


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