Thursday, 18 January 2018

Norwegian Dreamliner sets transatlantic speed record: Plane hurtles from New York to London in just 5 hours and 13 minutes thanks to tailwinds that pushed it to 776mph.

A Norwegian 787 Dreamliner has set the record for the
fastest ever transatlantic flight in a subsonic passenger plane
(file picture)
A new record has been set for the fastest ever transatlantic flight in a subsonic passenger aircraft after one flew from New York to London in just over five hours.

The Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was able to reach a top speed of 776mph as it hurtled across the Atlantic Ocean after being pushed by an extra strong jet stream that at times reached 202mph.

This meant that Monday's Norwegian DY7014 service from JFK to London Gatwick only took a total of five hours and 13 minutes, shaving 53 minutes off the expected flight duration.




By Jennifer Newton.

Full story at Daily Mail.

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