February 8, 1971

Concorde Avionics

Packaging Gains Spur Advanced Concepts

Special Report On Concorde

Testing Probes Critical Mach 2 Areas

Concorde Avionics

Flight Controls Incorporate Self-testing

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Concorde Avionics

Packaging Gains Spur Advanced Concepts

Toulouse—Several advanced avionics concepts and techniques are expected to be incorporated into production versions of the Aerospatiale/British Aircraft Corp. Concorde supersonic transport to keep the avionics complement of the Mach 2.2 transport abreast of recent progress in the field.
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Special Report On Concorde

Testing Probes Critical Mach 2 Areas

Anglo-French Concorde supersonic transport flight test program has taken the two prototypes into Mach 2 flight with a minimum of technical difficulty and has generated a plethora of in-flight data feedback that at times has taxed the capacity of readout computers for analysis.
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Concorde Avionics

Flight Controls Incorporate Self-testing

Rochester, England-Automatic flight controls for the Concorde supersonic transport contain extensive self-testing and simplified maintenance features designed to reduce the number of unscheduled equipment removals and to assist in isolating and correcting malfunctions when they occur.
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Concorde Propulsion

Olympus 593 Reaches Initial Mach 2 Cruise Speed Goal

Filton, England-Afterburning turbojet powerplant for the Anglo-French Concorde supersonic transport has demonstrated that it can push a commercial transport to Mach 2 cruising speeds. Tests now under way will determine just how efficiently this can be done.
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Special Report On Concorde

Airlines Weigh Concorde Limitations, Profit Potential

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Special Report On Concorde

Planning Eases Complex Production Task

Toulouse-Progression from development to production phases in the Anglo-French Concorde supersonic transport program has been comparatively smooth because the prototype design was developed as nearly as possible to production specifications and fabrication of test and prototype hardware was done in the same factories that will do the manufacture for production aircraft.
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Special Report On Concorde

Designers Study Evolution of Concorde

Toulouse-Advanced design team at Aerospatiale’s Concorde supersonic transport engineering and production center here has started preliminary work on a secondgeneration transport that could be available for service in 1980-85. Aim of the advanced design effort is to have a Concorde follow-on defined by 1975.
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Special Report On Concorde

Weight, Cost Balanced in Materials Study

Filton, England-Test results are supporting the original choices of structural materials for the Anglo-French supersonic transport. At the same time, materials engineers and researchers continue to evaluate new materials. This evaluation is done with an eye to their weight saving potential for first generation Concordes while considering what they might possibly offer toward development of a second generation civil supersonic aircraft.
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Special Report On Concorde

Concorde Environmental Effects Studied

Farnborough-Scientific investigation of effects of British Concorde 002 prototype along its flight test corridor in Great Britain have so far shown little adverse effect on daily life of the estimated 1,550,000 persons living beneath the 800 naut. mi. test flight corridor.
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Concorde Propulsion

Concorde Spurs Basic Research on Noise

London—Challenge of reducing the noise of the supersonic transport has probably done more to spur acoustical research than any other single event since Lord Rayleigh proposed his first sound theory in 1896. In a supersonic afterburning turbojet engine such as the Olympus 593 powerplant for the Anglo-French Concorde, most of the noise of concern to researchers and engineers is generated by the jet exhaust after it emerges from the secondary nozzle at the end of the tailpipe.
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