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Engines

The Concorde has four jet engines that propel it to supersonic speeds. Each engine has about 180 kiloNewtons (18.7 tons) of thrust. But these engines produce more than just power. They are LOUD, making the Concorde the noisiest passenger-carrying airplane ever built.

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