N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8034 posts, RR: 25 Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4030 times:
The Citation X is the fastest passenger carrying biz jet, cruising over mach .92, but the 747 is and always has been the fastest subsonic passenger airliner. They cruise in the high 8's... .86 or .87 usually.
TinPusher007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 963 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3779 times:
curlyheadboy....i believe the website you're speaking of is groundspeedrecords.com. I was pretty upset to see the record groundspeed for a BE-76 Duchess at 182kts when I flew one at 196kts going from MSY to DAB with a wicked tailwind...and a passenger in the back who needed to take a dump!
"Flying isn't inherently dangerous...but very unforgiving of carelessness, incapacity or neglect."
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21346 posts, RR: 54 Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3177 times:
HAWK21M: I wonder if in future Faster travel would be an Important consideration & hopefully a Supersonic Airliner will be built.
Everybody wants to fly supersonically... it´s just the number of people who are willing to pay enough for it that´s too small... And with further increasing fuel prices, dwindling reserves, and an ever more critical environmental situation, it would take quite a few substantial innovations on fuel production and engine technologies, combined with a strong economic situation to get supersonic travel (back) off the ground, I´m afraid...
Never say never, but it´ll be exceedingly difficult.
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16338 posts, RR: 66 Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3156 times:
As Klaus says, the demand is there. I am an optimist. A hundred years ago, flying across the Atlantic was exceedingly difficult. Arguably, it was as much beyond their current capabilities as cheap and silent supersonics are beyond OUR current capabilities.
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots." - from Citadel by John Ringo