Re: Concorde's Engines

Date:         24 May 99 01:52:43 
From:         "Christian.Schulz" <Christian.Schulz@alcatel.de>
Organization: Alcatel SEL
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In Air France's onboard magazine of march'99 (sadly I didn't t fly with
the concorde) there was an interesting article of the flight development
of the concorde.

Regarding the afterburners, they are used during takeoff, then shut off
and if I recall correctly briefly turned on again to go through the
sound barrier. The remainder of the flight they are not used.

Another interesting flight aspect was the airplane's constant gain of
altitude during the whole flight, due to the fuel consumption and better
efficiency at higher altitudes. This is unique because "normal"
airliners are required to maintain a constant flight level.