LONDON, Sept. 11 -- A British Airways Concorde made its first passenger flight Monday since last year's Paris crash that killed 113 people, the UK Press Association reported.
All Concorde planes were grounded following the July 2000 Air France crash in Paris.
British Airways and Air France operate the supersonic planes.
Nearly 100 staff were on board the aircraft for the 20-minute flight meant to stimulate the British Airways plane's London-New York service. The Concorde left Heathrow airport and flew out over the Atlantic. The plane was chartered to test the aircraft's flight and ground procedures.
The passengers were all BA engineers who have worked to make the Concorde airworthy again. The aircraft's airworthiness certificates were returned by British and French aviation authorities last week.