Re: Concord Climb rate ?

Date:         18 Aug 98 01:04:36 
From:         darren@daz-technology.demon.co.uk (Darren Rhodes)
Organization: Daz Technology
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On 06 Aug 98 11:26:16 , Mindy <losks@pacbell.net> wrote:
>Does anyone know what the rate of climb is for the Concord ? Is it
>higher than subsonic airliners such as the 767 or the 757 .

In a word no. Concorde climbs about on par with four engined
transports like 747s and A340s. It of course needs to fly at rather
higher speeds. Not helping climb performance as well is the need to
reduce power deeply; some time after takeoff  - what is referred to as
a noise abatement cut-back procedure. As far as I know they calculate
the time of cut-back to the second before each flight based on takeoff
weight and weather conditions.

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