A Norwegian 787 operating JFK-LGW has set the record for the quickest transatlantic flight crossing of a subsonic jet. The aircraft made the journey in 5 hours and 13 minutes
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trave ... z54Y4iCO2i
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 on the 3,458-mile journey 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.
I am sure it has become clear to you now, but you made a grave error with the thread title.
This is NOT the "quickest subsonic transatlantic flight".
It's not the fastest in terms of airspeed - (that is beaten at least by the previous day's flight reaching 779mph groundspeed)
It's not the quickest US to UK flight - that is the VC-10 record dating back many years, but landing at Prestwick
It's not the quickest trans-atlantic "regular" crossing - that is currently being claimed by BOS-DUB at 4hr37mins
And there may even be quicker crossings on record somewhere if we go back to the days when there were fuel stops at Gander and Goose Bay. Purists will argue that they shouldn't count, but that could also depend on whether the airlines ever sold tickets for that sector of the flight alone? Plus mostly these fuel stops were for eastbound flights.
The RCAF operated CC-137s (707s) on a pseudo-military timetable between Goose Bay and LGW back in the 70's.
Here's one departing the LGW terminal, where it would often meet a CC-130 shuttle taking pax & light cargo onwards to CFB Lahr.
(also loving the NorthWest Orient, Braniff and two
Wardair 747s, plus one more 747 I cannot identify)Summary
As stated in your OP, and in the article itself, but easily overlooked by those just reading the title....
As a mod, is there any chance you could amend your own thread title at this stage?
A new record has been set for the fastest ever transatlantic flight in a subsonic passenger aircraft from New York to London
EDIT; whilst I was busy checking my facts, and enjoying digging out some old photos, B777LRF beat me to it.
(and he said it all with far fewer words... mea culpa)
Nothing to see here; move along please.