Air France Concorde F-BTSD Flight Deck at France Museum of Air and Space - 2010
This Concorde, F-BTSD, first flew on June 26, 1978 and was delivered to Air France on September 18, 1978. It last flew on June 14, 2003 after a flight from Paris CDG. It was the last flight of a Concorde in Air France scheduled service, operating as AF001 from New York JFK to Paris CDG. It was retired with 12,974 hours on the clock. It was the 13th production Concorde built. It is noteworthy for other reasons, not least of which it was the first Concorde for Air France to return to service (in 2002) following the 2000 Crash.
F-BTSD holds the world records for fastest flights around the world in both directions:
Westbound RTW: 12-13 October 1992: 32 hours 49 minutes 03 seconds
Lisbon-Santo Domingo-Acapulco-Honolulu-Guam-Bangkok- Bahrain-Lisbon
Eastbound RTW: 15-16 August 1995: 31 hours 27 minutes 49 seconds
New York/JFK-Toulouse-Dubai-Bangkok-Guam (Andersen AFB)- Honolulu-Acapulco-New York/JFK
The Eastbound (1995) record is the current GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS official world record.
In April 1996 F-BTSD was painted in a Special Pespi livery when Pepsi Cola undertook a major $500 million US re-branding project.
It is displayed in the Concorde Hall with the first French prototype Concorde, F-WTSS, which was the first to fly.