A trademark for a supersonic passenger aircraft formerly used for transatlantic flight.
(plural Concordes) (Chiefly UK: also pluralised as Concorde)
- In the UK the proper noun does not usually take an indefinite or definite article unless the aircraft is acting in a way Concorde usually do not, e.g. "Here comes Concorde" but "the Concorde crashed". This does not apply where Concorde is used as an adjective e.g. 'the Concorde airliner is capable of supersonic...'.
- Pilots and some of the promotional literature/films refer to the aircraft in both the singular and aggregate as 'her' or 'she', even though this is unusual for commercial aircraft; but this does not seem to be done consistently. (Notably Raymond Baxter called "She flies!" when the first prototype took to the air.)