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Concorde Conference Centre

The word 'Concorde' means 'unity' so naturally, the Concorde G-BOAC at Manchester Airport provided the ideal setting for this unique event; three high-risk industries united under one roof to learn about human factors and safety.

Location Information

How to get here?

Located on the Manchester Airport site, the Concorde Conference Centre is situated in an ideal area whether travelling by road, rail or air.

From the M56, leave at Junction 6 and follow the A538 to Wilmslow. After approximately 500 metres take a left turn down Sunbank Lane (opposite DHL).

At the T-junction turn right onto Wilmslow Old Road and follow the road to the Runway Visitor Park gates.

Car parking is free for the duration of the conference.

If travelling by rail, the closest station is Manchester Airport, which itself is just a short distance from Manchester Piccadilly.

We will be providing a shuttle service from outside the main station entrance, look for the coach with the HFC19 logo on it.

If arriving by air, please review your air carriers travel information prior to flying. Transport to the venue will be provided for you from Manchester Airport train station.

If attending the conference from outside of the EU, you may require a visa in order to attend. We would strongly suggest checking your entry requirements here prior to you ordering a ticket.


Where to stay?

With the venue conveniently located within the airport footprint, there are many hotels in the area. The most popular destinations for guests are the Hilton Hotel and the Holiday Inn Express where coach pickups will be in operation.

Hilton Manchester Airport

Clayton Manchester Airport

Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport

Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport

Premier Inn Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel

About the Aircraft

Concorde Facts

The conference centre is home to the ledgendary Concorde G-BOAC also known as ‘Alpha Charlie’ and was considered to be the flagship aircraft of the British Airways fleet.

  • Concorde was the world’s first supersonic airliner – designed as a joint project between Britain and France.
  • Concorde 001 made her maiden flight on 2 March 1969
  • Concorde entered commercial service on 21 January 1976
  • During flight Concorde could stretch between 15 and 25 centimetres due to heating of the airframe. She is painted in a specially developed white paint to accommodate these changes and to counter the heat generated by supersonic flight
  • Concorde’s top cruising height was 60,000 ft – that’s more than 11 miles above the surface of the Earth.
  • Concorde could accelerate from 0-225 mph in 30 seconds and could travel faster than speed the earth rotates
  • More than 2.5 million people travelled on Concorde
  • The first transatlantic flight to New York was on 22 November 1977
Join us for HFC19 on the 16-17th May 2019