Concorde was once the only supersonic airliner in the world that was truly put into commercial operation.
For many young people, they may not know this aircraft at all, but they have to admit that this aircraft has written a strong fortune in the history of civil aviation.
Looking at the law of development of human science and technology over the past few decades, we will find an interesting phenomenon, that is, in recent years, people have been relatively conservative in the development of science and technology.
However, during the Cold War from the 1960s to the 1980s, it was a golden age when human technology thrived and developed wildly.
People of that era showed unprecedented enthusiasm and radicalism in the field of science and technology.
In the era when the computing power of computers was not as good as that of the Xiaobawang learning machine, the Soviet Union sent astronauts to space and the United States sent astronauts to the moon.
Also in that era, people lost interest in ordinary subsonic civil aviation aircraft, and began to step into the supersonic era with their heads high.
In 1975, the Concorde airliner that could reach twice the speed of sound was officially put into use. At that time, people had already enjoyed the supersonic airliner at 2,150 kilometers per hour.
Now, it takes nearly two hours to fly from Yanjing to Jinling, but if you take the Concorde, it only takes 25 minutes.
It is a pity that although this aircraft is extremely fast, its fuel economy is extremely poor, so with the arrival of the economic crisis and a serious flight accident, this aircraft withdrew from the civil aviation stage in 2003 and has since disappeared from the world. Today, most people don’t even remember the existence of this aircraft, but several of this aircraft have been well preserved.
Moreover, without exception, all became the exclusive cars of the top rich.
Ye Chen’s grandfather Ye Zhongquan has one.
His Concorde airliner was bought back and spent huge financial resources on transformation and maintenance. Up to now, it costs tens of millions of dollars in basic maintenance costs every year.
However, Ye Zhongquan spent so much money on this plane, but it is difficult for him to fly once a year.
However, for top big families, this kind of aircraft has the same meaning as nuclear weapons in big countries. It can be kept in storage for several years or even decades, but it can be put into use as soon as a major event requires it.
Therefore, Chen Zekai thought of this method. As long as Ye Zhongquan is willing to lend this Concorde airliner to Ye Chen, Ye Chen will be sent to Syria within four and a half hours. It’s
just that Ye Zhongquan values this plane very seriously. Except for himself, it has hardly been used by anyone, even his children have never had the opportunity to use this aircraft.
And Chen Zekai was just a spokesperson for the Ye family in Jinling. He couldn’t even get in touch with Ye Zhongquan directly, so Ye Chen could only talk to Ye Zhongquan about this matter.
Ye Chen was instantly awakened by his words.
He couldn’t hide his excitement and blurted out: “It’s great that if there is a Concorde, you can save more than half of your time at once.”
He said, he immediately took out his phone and said, “I’ll call him. You must borrow this plane anyway.”
Chen Zekai said with some worry: “Master, it is said that your grandfather is very precious to this plane. So far, he has not borrowed it or let anyone other than him use it. I am now worried that he will not be willing to lend you.
Ye Chen said solemnly: “No matter what, please give me a call first and have a try.
After finishing talking, he called his grandfather Ye Zhongquan.
The phone rang only twice and was immediately connected.