British Airways’ Concorde Alpha Foxtrot - also known as 216 - was the last Concorde built and the last one ever to have flown - on November 26th, 2003. Still bearing BA's colours, it has spent the last 13 years sitting immobile on the runway of the now closed Bristol Filton airport, some 125 miles (200 km) west of London.
On February 7th, the iconic aircraft joined Aerospace Bristol, and was carefully towed across the runway and up a ramp into its own custom-built hangar. The location of the new Bristol museum at Filton is no coincidence - it was here that all ten models of the supersonic jet built in the UK were assembled. It was also here that the first British planes were mass-produced at the beginning of the 20th century, under the leadership of Bristol's aircraft industry pioneer, George White.
This £19 million museum will offer 12,000 m2 of exhibition space. It is due to open its doors to the public next summer.