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Aérospatiale / BAC Concorde Air France
Registration: F-BVFC Type: Concorde 101 Engines: 4 × Olympus 593 Mk 610 Serial Number: 209 First flight: Jul 9, 1976
Air France, stylised as AIRFRANCE, is the flag carrier of France headquartered in Tremblay-en-France. It is a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. The airline's global hub is at Charles de Gaulle Airport. Air France's corporate headquarters, previously in Montparnasse, Paris, are located on the grounds of Charles de Gaulle Airport, north of Paris. Air France was formed on 7 October 1933. On 21 January 1976, Air France operated its inaugural supersonic transport (SST) service on the Paris to Rio (via Dakar) route. Supersonic services from Paris to Washington Dulles International Airport began on 24 May 1976. Service to New York (JFK) – the only remaining Concorde service until its end – commenced on 22 November 1977. Paris to New York was flown in 3 hours 23 minutes, at about twice the speed of sound. Air France became one of only two airlines to regularly operate supersonic services, and continued daily transatlantic Concorde service until late May 2003.