Concorde, Fox Alpha, Air France Cockpit at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Concorde, Fox Alpha, Air France Cockpit at the Udvar-Hazy Center

The first supersonic airliner to enter service, the Concorde flew thousands of passengers across the Atlantic at twice the speed of sound for over 25 years. Designed and built by Aérospatiale of France and the British Aviation Corporation, the graceful Concorde was a stunning technological achievement that could not overcome serious economic problems.