Q:

How fast can a jet go?

A:

Quick Answer

The top speed of any gas turbine engine-powered aircraft depends on its designed mission; however, with a cruising speed of Mach 3 or approximately 2,200 mph, the fastest aircraft in history is the SR-71 Blackbird. Commercial aircraft, with the exception of the Concorde, travel at transonic speeds.

  Know More

Full Answer

The Concorde, operated by Air France and British Airways, had a cruising speed of 1,350 mph. This aircraft made its last commercial flight in October 2003. The Boeing 747-400ER, where "ER" stands for Extended Range, has a cruising speed of 567 mph, or Mach 0.86. This commercial aircraft is used for long distance flights, such as from New York to Hong Kong.

Learn more about Measurements

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How fast can a Nissan Skyline go?

    A:

    The top speed of a standard Nissan Skyline GT-R with no modifications is about 155 mph. With racing modifications and motor additions, Nissan Skylines can reach upwards of 200 mph.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How fast did the first car go?

    A:

    The Benz Patent-Motorwagen, the first vehicle designed to be propelled by an internal combustion engine, had a top speed of about 7 mph. The car was created in 1885 and patented in 1886. Later versions of the automobile reached top speeds of up to 10 mph.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How fast do NASCAR cars go?

    A:

    In general, the top speed for most NASCAR cars is around 200 miles per hour. In April 2014, five NASCAR Sprint Cup teams achieved speeds over 217 miles per hour during Goodyear's tire testing event at Michigan International Speedway.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How fast does a DR-Z125 go?

    A:

    The top speed of a 2010 Suzuki DR-Z125 is approximately 50 miles per hour, though the exact top speed varies based on the model year and the weight of the rider. The motorcycle features 12 horsepower at 9,500 rpm.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore