Ground handling of Concorde at Heathrow (London) and at Bahrain is discussed with emphasis on speedy turnaround and avoiding loss on the ground of time gained in the air for passengers. Summer peaking of passenger lists, bunching of schedules and services for airports at certain times of day and days of the week extended waiting time on the ground (for boarding baggage reclaim) organization of aircraft refurbishment, positioning of airport service vehicles amount a parked Concorde, refueling problems (with the large number of tanks and valves taken into account), and baggage handling (check-in, loading, sorting, reclaim) are discussed. Travel times to and from airports are considered, and data on seat loading factors for Concorde raft now in service are reported. Detailed charts are provided on Concorde turnaround timetables and on airport service vehicle positioning.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bauverlag GmbH

    Wittelbacherstrasse 10
    6200 Wiesbaden,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Mayor, E R
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 23
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM