From 1976 to 2003, general consumers could fly across the Atlantic at supersonic speeds, all thanks to a joint aviation development from the French and British: The Concorde supersonic jet.  French company Aérospatiale (then Sud Aviation) and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) joined forces in the 1960s to begin crafting a supersonic passenger jet. This concise essay will serve as a brief account of the history of the Concorde and its significance in the late 20th Century.

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