Cunliffe-Owen Concordia

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Concordia
Role 10-Seat Transport
Manufacturer Cunliffe-Owen Aircraft
Designer W Garrow-Fisher
First flight 19 May 1947
Retired 1947
Number built 2

The Cunliffe-Owen Concordia was a 1940s British twin-engined small airliner built by Cunliffe-Owen Aircraft.

History[edit]

The Concordia was 12-seat medium range transport aircraft. A separate luggage compartment could accommodate 45 lbs of luggage per passenger. Designed by W. Garrow-Fisher and built at Eastleigh, Hampshire in 1947. The prototype aircraft Y-0222 was first flown at Eastleigh on the 19 May 1947. A second aircraft G-AKBE was displayed at the 1947 SBAC Show at Radlett and made an extensive European sales tour.

Work was suspended on 18 November 1947 on a production batch of six aircraft. These included one aircraft for the Nawab of Bhopal and two for British European Airways Air Malta placed an order for one example in early 1947. It was concluded there was not a market for the aircraft. Shortly afterward the company ceased to work in the aircraft industry.

The Belgian COGEA company styled themselves exclusive agents for the Concordia for Belgium and its then colony Congo; no results are documented.

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 (flight crew)
  • Capacity: 10 passengers
  • Length: 44 ft 10 in (13.67 m)
  • Wingspan: 56 ft 7 in (17.25 m)
  • Height: 16 ft 9 in (5.1 m)
  • Empty weight: 4,450 lb (2,018 kg)
  • Gross weight: 12,500 lb (5,670 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Alvis Leonides L.E.4M 9-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engines, 550 hp (410 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 188 kn; 348 km/h (216 mph) at 3,000 ft (914 m)
  • Cruise speed: 169 kn; 312 km/h (194 mph) at 9,500 ft (2,896 m)

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References[edit]

Notes
Bibliography
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 
  • Jackson, A.J. (1973). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 - Volume 2. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-10010-7.