Boeing 787-9 Norwegian and the new time record on the New York-London route
Last week, the planes reached speeds up to 1200km / h over the Atlantic Ocean, thanks to a jet stream (airflow at altitude). The wind was blowing with 325 km / h.
On 17 January 2018, the speed record was hit by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (G-CKHL) Norwegian, which managed to reach 1 248 km / h. It traveled the distance between New York and London in just 5 hours and 13 minutes, with 53 minutes faster than estimated time. It thus broke the record of time on the route. There was Major Harold van Dam on the sleeve. He said the turbulence slowed him down :).
Boeing 787-9 Norwegian and the new speed record
284 passengers were on board. The aircraft took off at 11: 44 in New York and landed in London at 19: 57, with 53 minutes faster.
On the DY7014 flight, Boeing 787 Dreamliner achieved the best time recorded by a subsonic aircraft on the route of John F. Kennedy International Airport - London Gatwick. In history, the fastest transatlantic passenger flight was operated by Concord in February 1996.
Okay, a ranking submitted by us shows that the fastest flight from the history of passenger aviation was operated by Concorde in 2003, when it reached 2232 of km / h.
Returning to the Norwegian flight, the Dreamliner aircraft broke the record set by a British Airways plane, which managed to travel the distance from New York to London in 5 hours and 16 minutes. Due to a jet stream, it reached the speed of 1199 Km / h.
Even though the Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (G-CKHL) reached 1248 speed of km / h (ground speed), which means that it theoretically exceeded the sound barrier, in fact the aircraft flew at 0.85 speed. Mach. We know that 1 Mach is the speed required to break the sound barrier.
Last week, most aircraft managed to reach speeds of over 1000 km / h on flights from west to east, even across Europe. Normally, cruise speeds on civil aircraft can range between 850 and 950 of km / h.