Museo del Concorde

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Museo del Concorde
Museo del Concorde
Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 engine
Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 engine
Established 2004
Dissolved 2013
Location Ciudad Juárez
Type Aerospace
Key holdings Concorde
Website www.museodelconcorde.com

The Museo del Concorde is a museum located in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México which is dedicated to, and houses parts of, the supersonic airliner, Concorde. Concorde was a joint venture between Great Britain's British Airways and France's Air France and was retired in 2003.

History[edit]

In 2004, many original components used for maintenance and operation of the Concorde were acquired through the Dovebid agency and transported by ABELS.

All components available in El Museo del Concorde weigh more than 10 tonnes. They were all brought from Birmingham, England to Houston, Texas, by water. It took 30 days to move them all from one side of the world to the other. And finally, from Houston to El Paso, Texas, three trucks were used.

The museum is operated by students of Aeronautical Engineering from Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez.

Location[edit]

The museum is now located in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua at 2091 De las Industrias Avenue and has a very easy access.

Objectives[edit]

By having a museum at Ciudad Juarez, people will keep Concorde in their memories, not just as a simple aircraft, but as a very complex piece of engineering. People are also able to get information and find genuine components of this supersonic airplane.

It is also an entertaining place worth to visit by families and people interested in such a unique machine.

Exhibition[edit]

The museum housed more than 120 components[1] including a Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 engine, a Snecma twin intake, control columns, seats and the left landing gear.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reabrirán el Museo del Concorde este viernes", Somos Frontera, October 20, 2011 (Spanish)

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