787 Dreamliner Virgin Atlantic, 1298 record speed of km / h (801 mph)
Yes, you read the title well. A Boeing 787 Dremaliner has reached 1298 speed of km / h, speed to ground. The aircraft operated the VS8 Virgin Atlantic flight on the Los Angeles - London route.
And yet, the aircraft did not exceed the speed of sound as we might think. Normally, the aircraft flew at an average speed of 900 km / h, plus the speed of airflow. The aircraft took a 372 km / h Jet Stream.
Record speed for 787 Dreamliner Virgin Atlantic
According to the specialized sites that monitor real-time flights, the aircraft reached its destination with 48 minutes compared to the scheduled time.
Boeing 787 Virgin Atlantic aircraft set a speed record for Dreamliner aircraft. But this is not a singular case. another Dreamliner, this time under Norwegian colors, reached speeds of 1248.8 km / h on a January day on the New York - London route.
I also told you about the jet stream in the article with the fastest flights in the world.