HISTORY

Timeline

2000

  • 25th July: A French “Concorde” registered F-BTSC suffer an accident while takeoff from Charles De Gaulle Airport at Paris.

  • October: Tail, nose and wings are removed from CCCP-77112 and she's transported from Zhukovsky to the Auto & Technik Museum in Sinsheim, Germany.

2001

2003

  • 27th June: The “Concorde” registered F-BVFC performs the final flight of the French fleet.

  • 19-24th August: Celebration at Zhukovsky of the MAKS-2003 AirShow with the presence of two TU-144 in different parts of the airfield. The aircraft were RA-77114 and CCCP-77115.

  • 26th November: The British “Concorde” registered G-BOAF performs the final ever flight of a “Concorde” and a SST.

2005

  • 16-21st August: Celebration at Zhukovsky of the MAKS-2005 AirShow with the presence of two TU-144 in different parts of the airfield. The aircraft were RA-77114 and CCCP-77115.

2006

  • 16th March: A Russian TV informs that two TU-144 that remain parked at Zhukovsky have been sold as scrap and will be scrapped soon. The aircraft are the refurbished TU-144LL registered RA-77114 and the last completed TU-144D registered CCCP-77115.

  • 31st May: In a press conference organized by the “Club of Heroes of the City of Zhukovsky” is announced the program for the restoration and conservation on display of the aircraft CCCP-77115, the last completed TU-144. After the press conference is scheduled a visit to the Air Base of Zhukovsky to check the current state of the aircraft.

2007

  • 21-26th August: Celebration at Zhukovsky of the MAKS-2007 AirShow with the presence of two TU-144 in different parts of the airfield. The aircraft were RA-77114 and the recently restored CCCP-77115.

2009

  • 6th April: The test-pilot of the first ever flight of the TU-144, Edward V. Elyan dies at the age of eighty-two.

  • 18-23th August: Celebration at Zhukovsky of the MAKS-2009 AirShow with the presence of two TU-144 in different parts of the airfield. The aircraft were RA-77114 and the restored CCCP-77115.