Standard Terminal Arrival in Pilot Talk Posted December 3, 2020 9 hours ago, Jim Rish said: Special snowflake, umm, huh (?), even back umm, when, dude? The beautiful Concorde is special alright. It's one-of-a-kind beautiful. Period. Speaking of special, though, how about that now defunct airbus' A380? LoL. Actually, not funny though. Without doubt, the biggest financial blunder. An absolutely hideous concept, right pout of the proverbial starting gate.. The biggest disaster of a concoction, and design, in aviation history. The A380 is a special snowflake too. Both aircraft require procedures that differ from your standard airliner, though for different reasons (for Concorde, those reasons are noise, fuel burn, and speed; for the A380, it's size, weight, and wake turbulence). The reason the A380 procedures are still available is because the A380 is still flying; Concorde was decommissioned in 2003, and the type-specific procedures were scrapped IRL. I was making absolutely no comments about the merits of either aircraft - depending who you ask, either type is the best aircraft ever, or a horrible failure; I don't have a strong opinion on this, and it's also completely irrelevant in discussing why current procedures don't meet Concorde operational constraints.