215 - F-BVFF

F-BVFF - aircraft number 215
Current registrationF-BVFF
Manufacturer's Serial Number100 -015
Production Variant Number101
Maiden Flight26th December 1978 : Toulouse, France
Air France Delivery23rd October 1980
Registration history First Registered as F-WJAN to Aerospatiale
23rd October 1980 aircraft re-registered as F-BVFF and delivered to Air France
Final Flight11th June 2000 - AF4586 Charter
Hours Flown12,421 Hrs
Supersonic Cycles3,734
Current UseageWithdrawn from service and stored at CDG airport Paris


In 1986 F-BVFF was the first Air France Concode to travel around the world on an Chater flight. it would complete 12 further trips in its operation life.

A month before the accident the aircraft was withdrawn from service to provide parts for F-BTSD, that was completing its D check. Once Sierra-Delta was back in service, work would start on Fox-Fox's D check.

Work started on the check in April 2002, after thesafety modifications were complete on F-BVFA. The aircraft was 60% of the way through its check when it was announced that Concorde services would stop. Work was stopped and the aircraft cosmetically re-assembled.