The Concorde was famously loud: a take-off in 1977 measured 119.4 decibels. The pain threshold for the human ear is around 110. File photo: AP

Flights of the Concorde: a look back on the world’s first supersonic passenger jet

  • The first flight of Concorde’s prototype 001 was a successful half-hour test over Toulouse, southern France, on March 2, 1969
  • It would take another seven years for the aircraft developed to begin commercial services
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The Concorde was famously loud: a take-off in 1977 measured 119.4 decibels. The pain threshold for the human ear is around 110. File photo: AP
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