Discuss Concorde to fly again? in Aviation on The Army Rumour Service; http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8712806.stm
'The engines on a French Concorde are to be examined as the first move in a £15m project aiming to get the supersonic passenger jet back in the air.
The Rolls Royce engines of ...
It's a shame that no tangible progress has been made in supersonic commercial aircraft.
Did Concorde run at a loss whilst it was operating?
It did for most of its life until BA went along the charter route. It was then a very good profit maker.
The big problem with Concorde (apart from the massive development cost) was the supersonic footprint. Only place it can cruise above mach 1 is over the
Atlantic. The other potential customers pulled out cos it was pointless buying an aircraft that would spend most of its life subsonic, only able to carry minimal passengers (its actually tiny in side) and costs a frickin fortune to run. The supersonic passenger era will remain a thing of the past until we can develop an effective 'muzzle' for the sonic boom. NASA have been working on the problem for a few years with their LANCETS program;