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Country of origin: United Kingdom, France
 
Engines: Four 170.2kN (38,050lb) Rolls-Royce SNECMA Olympus 593 Mk 610 afterburning turbojets
 
Max cruising speed: Mach 2.04 (2179 km/h)
 
Typical supersonic cruising speed: Mach 2.02
 
Range: 6580 km (3550 nm)
 
Empty operating weight: 78,700 kg (173,500 lb)
 
Max takeoff weight: 185,065 kg (408,000 lb)
 
Wingspan: 25.56m (83 ft 10 in)
 
Length: 62.17 m (203 ft 9 in)
 
Height: 11.40 m (37 ft 5 in)
 
Flight crew: 3
 
Passenger seating: 128 to 144 passengers in a one-class arrangement (only one class is available on Concorde)
 
When passengers enter Concorde, the cabin is surprisingly small. It is less wider than the cabin of a Boeing 737, but about as long as a Boeing 747. There is not as much headroom as you would expect on a first-class airline, and the seats are very cramped in a 144-passenger seating configuration.
 
The Concorde has only 144 seats in its largest seating configuration. This is very small for a commercial airliner, however it does cost about $30,000 for one person to fly from London to New York on it.
 
The only in-flight entertainment is a single widescreen TV at the front of the cabin showing airspeed and altitude.
 
But when you are in the air, you don't really notice all this. Concorde is a very unique aircraft, and flying on it is an amazing experience. Concorde flies so high that there is practically no turbulence, and you can see the curvature of the Earth.
 
The Concorde can fly from London to New York in about 3 hours. A Boeing 747 averages 7 hours on the same route.