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Concorde 216, registration G-BOAF, was the last Concorde built, and was also the last in a long line of Bristol-designed aircraft to be assembled and flown at Filton. It returned home on 26th November 2003, making the final flight by a Concorde.
On 7th February 2017, Aerospace Bristol welcomed Concorde 216 – the last Concorde to be built and the last to fly – to her new purpose-built home. The complex move was conducted with the greatest care by engineers from British Airways and Airbus, who towed the iconic aircraft across Filton Airfield and up a ramp into the new purpose-built hangar at Aerospace Bristol.
It is intended to be the centrepiece of a heritage centre at Filton, devoted to the history of aviation in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
The new museum has been created from the ground up with the help of supporters who have contributed an amazing £17m to date. With £2m left to raise in order to see the £19m project through to completion, Aerospace Bristol is appealing for further support to bridge the significant funding shortfall and help achieve its goals of preserving and restoring Bristol’s aviation heritage and inspiring the next generation of engineers. Opportunities include joining the ‘Concorde Club’ by sponsoring a seat on the iconic supersonic jet, sponsoring a seat in the museum’s lecture theatre, sharing your Concorde story via a soon-to-be-launched online map, or kindly giving a donation via aerospacebristol.org.
Starting in the earliest days of powered flight, Aerospace Bristol will take visitors on an immersive journey through more than a century of incredible aviation achievements and fascinating tales of human endeavor. The stunning centerpiece will be Concorde Alpha Foxtrot, designed, built and tested in Bristol, she was the last Concorde to be built and the last to fly.