On March 14th, 2024 an example of the famed supersonic passenger jet, Concorde, returned to its home at the Intrepid Museum in New York after a months-long restoration.  On Wednesday, August 9th, 2023, the former British Airways Concorde G-BOAD was removed from the Intrepid Museum’s dock and moved to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Concorde G-BOAD is transferred from its ferry barge onto the wharf. [Photo via Intrepid Museum]
Concorde G-BOAD is transferred from its ferry barge onto the wharf. [Photo via Intrepid Museum]

The Concorde began its journey back to the museum at about 6.30 am from Weeks Marine and arrived by barge after a trip lasting approximately two hours. After its arrival the Concorde was lifted by a 300-foot crane (click HERE for video) and returned to Pier 86 for display

On August 25th, 1976, Concorde G-BOAD made its first flight. This airframe spent more time in the air than any other Concorde, logging 23,397 hours. [Photo via Intrepid Museum]
On August 25th, 1976, Concorde G-BOAD made its first flight. This airframe spent more time in the air than any other Concorde, logging 23,397 hours. [Photo via Intrepid Museum]


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The British Airways jet has been at the museum since 2003, and this was the first time it had left the museum for restoration work. This aircraft, serial number 210 (G-BOAD), first flew on August 25, 1976. Concordes crossed the Atlantic Ocean in under three hours, or less than half the time of any other jetliner flying that route even today. Protests from environmentalists prevented its supersonic use in the United States for several years and limited its airport operations. The crash of an Air France Concorde on takeoff in July 2000 grounded the entire fleet until 2001, after which Concorde flew VIP passengers until 2003 when both airlines retired their fleets from service. This airplane is on loan to the Intrepid Museum from British Airways.

Tours of Concorde will resume on April 4, 2024. For more information visit www.intrepidmuseum.org

Concorde G-BOAD sits alongside the USS Intrepid on Pier 86. [Photo via Intrepid Museum]
Concorde G-BOAD sits alongside the aircraft carrier-turned-museum USS Intrepid on Pier 86 in New York. [Photo via Intrepid Museum]