Fastest Passenger Airplanes In The World
Most of the passenger planes in the world are not renowned for their speeds. When comparing them to jet fighters, these aircraft are like snails. However, this does not mean that these aircraft should be completely ignored in their power and speed. A majority of passenger planes range in between speeds of 500 to 700 miles per hour, some airlines have unique airliners that can go well beyond this speed range.
Today for our readers we present to you a list of the fastest passenger planes in the world.
Cessna Citation CJ3: 478 mph
Cessna Citation CJ3 is measured at a length of 51 feet and 2 inches. While it is a small and comfortable aircraft, its top speed can reach up to 478 mph or 769 km/h.
British Aerospace BAe 146-200: 487 mph
British Aerospace BAe 146-200 was manufactured by the BAE Systems located in the United Kingdom. While the British Aerospace BAe 146-200 is an older model aircraft, it can still easily reach the speed of 487 mph or 783 km/h.
BAC One-Eleven series 500: 526 mph
Another older model named BAC One-Eleven series 500 was also manufactured in the United Kingdom to serve the purpose of a short-range airliner. The aircraft is able to reach the top speed of 526 mph or 846 km/h.
Tupolev Tu-204: 527 mph
The Tupolev Tu-204 was developed in Russia to be a mid-range airliner. This was the first Russian airliner to be flown with western engines. The aircraft is able to reach the top speed of 527 mph or 848 km/h.
Bombardier CRJ 1000: 541 mph
The Bombardier CRJ 1000 is an airliner from Canada and is only flown for domestic travels. The aircraft can very well hit the speed of 541 mph or 870 km/h.
McDonnell-Douglas DC8-73: 551 mph
The aircraft was built back in the 60s and was started out as a successful line of airliners back in 1965. The aircraft was built for long range and medium capacity flights. These aircraft could reach the top speed of 551 mph or 886 km/h.
Ilyushin IL-62M: 571 mph
Ilyushin IL-62M was manufactured in Russia and was primarily designed to be a medium range with some times being used for long-range flights with medium capacity. The aircraft could very well reach the top speed of 571 mph or 918 km/h.
Airbus A330-200: 575 mph
The Airbus A330-200 is a product of Europe and happens to be a wide body yet long range airliner. The first of the Airbus A330-200s came out in 1995 and could reach a top speed of 575 mph or 925 km/h.
Boeing 747-100:583 mph
Boeing 747-100 was developed by Boeing in the USA and was the earliest most successful massive airliner in the world. The aircraft at that time completely revolutionized the air travel. The airliner with its high capacity and long range could reach the top speed of 583 mph or 938 km/h.
Gulfstream G550: 585 mph
The Gulfstream G550 was manufactured to serve only the wealthy on their business trips. The aircraft was built in State of Georgia in the US and could reach the speed of 585 mph or 941 km/h.
Hawker-Siddeley HS.121 Trident 2: 605 mph
Hawker-Siddeley HS.121 Trident 2 is a British aircraft that with its top speed of 605 mph or 973 km/hcompletely revolutionized the inter city travels.
Gulfstream G650: 610 mph
The Gulfstream G650 is the advanced version of the Gulfstream G550 as a business jet aircraft with twin engines. The aircraft was highly popular in the business sector with not only its comfortability but also a top speed of 610 mph or 981 km/h.
Boeing 747 8: 614 mph
The introduction of the Boeing 747 8 was the longest aircraft in the world when it came in the early 2000s. it is the same aircraft that is used for the Air Force One. The aircraft has a top speed of 614 mph or 988 km/h.
Convair 880: 615 mph
Convair 880 was manufactured by General Dynamics. While it turned out to be a failure in its own self, the aircraft was rated as the fastest aircraft with a top speed of 615 mph or 989 km/h.
Boeing 777: 644 mph
The Boeing 777 is still considered as one of the best ever made airliners that were powered by some really powerful engines. The airliner could hit a top speed of 644 mph or 1036 km/h.
Boeing 787: 652 mph
The Boeing 787 was announced by Boeing back in 2003 as a wide body and long ranged airliner that could a top speed of 652 mph or 1049 km/h.
Dassault Falcon 900 EX: 662 mph
Dassault Falcon 900 EX is an aircraft from France that had the ability to travel intercontinentally at a top speed of 662 mph or 1065 km/h.
Bombardier Global 6000: – 682 mph
The Bombardier Global 6000 is an aircraft that is chartered by only the wealthiest people of the planet. Any person flying in this plane can travel at a speed of 682 mph or 1097 km/h.
Dassault Falcon: 7X – 690 mph
Dassault Falcon is another luxurious business jet to travel in both style as well as comfortability. The aircraft originates from Canada and can reach the top speed of 690 mph or 1110 km/h.
Airbus A380: 676 mph
Airbus A380 is a wide body and a long-range aircraft that featured twin decks to become the world’s first largest airliner. The aircraft is able to reach the top speed of 676 mph or 1087 km/hdespite its huge size and massive weight.
Cessna Citation X: 700 mph
Cessna Citation X is a long-range business series airliner that can reach the top speed of 700 mph or 1126 km/hto travel in style and comfort.
Cessna Citation X+: 717 mph
The Cessna Citation X+ is an upgraded model of Cessna Citation X that features some other advanced comfortability features for its travelers. The aircraft’s main upgrade was its engines that allow it to travel at the top speed of 717 mph or 1153 km/h.
Concorde: 1,354 mph
Concorde was jointly developed and manufactured by Sud-Aviation which was later known as Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) under an Anglo-French treaty. A total of 20 aircraft were built including 6 prototypes. It took its first flight in 1976 and stayed in service for 26 years. The Concorde aircraft is a marvel of today’s air travel and despite its huge size, the aircraft can travel twice the supersonic speed at 1354 mph or 2179 km/h.
Boom Supersonic: 1,451 mph
The Boom Supersonic is currently under manufacturing but once done, it will be able to hit the top speed of 1451 or 2335 km/h.
Tupolev TU 144: 1,510 mph
The title of being the world’s fastest airliner goes to Tupolev TU 144 as it can reach the speed of up to 1510 mph or 2430 km/h. Although the aircraft is no longer used for commercial purposes, it is still in use by the Russian military for conducting various space program and pieces of training.