During construction in the main hall at Filton

Centre 5 at Filton.
G-BOAB Foreground
G-BOAA Background

G2828 G-BOAC the first Concorde destined for, British Airways; neared completion. Three more destined for BA are under construction. By now it was known that the majority of the contracts for the aircraft had fallen through, most of the airlines opting for the Boeing 747, which would prove more lucrative to operators.

Photo: Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust

G2062. The Concorde, seen here during its assembly phase in the Brabazon Assembly hall at Filton. Four of the seven production Concorde’s are shown in various stages of finish. The huge expanse of these sheds was ideal in keeping the parts together and allowing any problems to be shared between teams.

Photo: Rolls-Royce plc
Photo: Roy Cox
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But it looks like a shed when compared to the Boeing assembly plant and yet produced the most beautiful and technical mastery

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Such a tragedy that it all ended the way it did. She had years left in her in airframe hours terms. One only has to look at the Boeing B52 and the Lockheed C130 as examples of airframe longevity and the ability to remain ‘current’.