Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Storm Helps British Airways Break Transatlantic Record
02-11-2020, 04:33 AM,
#1
Storm Helps British Airways Break Transatlantic Record
Storm Helps British Airways Break Transatlantic Record

<span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Storm Helps British Airways Break Transatlantic Record</span>

<div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>It takes a conventional passenger airliner <strong>6 hours and 13 minutes to fly from New York to London on average</strong>, according to flight-tracking website Flightradar24.</p>

<p><strong>On Sunday morning, a <a href="https://www.statista.com/topics/5372/british-airways/">British Airways</a> Boeing 747 completed the journey in just four hours and 56 minutes,</strong> smashing the previous record for a conventional subsonic crossing of five hours and 13 minutes held by <a href="https://www.statista.com/topics/1151/passenger-airlines/">Norwegian</a> since January 2018.</p>

<p><a data-image-external-href="" data-image-href="/s3/files/inline-images/BA112.jpg?itok=VT1MFFwq" data-link-option="0" href="https://www.zerohedge.com/s3/files/inline-images/BA112.jpg?itok=VT1MFFwq"><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/styles/inline_image_desktop/public/inline-images/BA112.jpg?itok=WtW42rmD 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1280px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/styles/inline_image_desktop/public/inline-images/BA112.jpg?itok=WtW42rmD 1x" media="all and (min-width: 480px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/styles/inline_image_desktop/public/inline-images/BA112.jpg?itok=WtW42rmD 1x, https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-...k=WtW42rmD 2x" media="all and (min-width: 1024px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/styles/inline_image_desktop/public/inline-images/BA112.jpg?itok=WtW42rmD 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/styles/inline_image_mobile/public/inline-images/BA112.jpg?itok=VT1MFFwq 1x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5343e726-6eee-4aef-b95c-0c76dc03b56c" data-responsive-image-style="inline_images" height="263" width="500" src="https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/inline-images/BA112.jpg" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /></picture></a></p>

<p><a href="https://www.statista.com/chart/20772/fastest-transatlantic-flights-between-new-york-and-london/"><em>As Statista's Niall McCarthy reports,</em></a> the British Airways flight<strong> rode a jetstream powering Storm Ciara and it reached speeds of more than 800mph or 1,287km/h.</strong></p>

<p><a data-image-external-href="" data-image-href="/s3/files/inline-images/Flights-in-the-Jet-Stream-8-9-Feb-2020.jpg?itok=sWI76lc6" data-link-option="0" href="https://www.zerohedge.com/s3/files/inline-images/Flights-in-the-Jet-Stream-8-9-Feb-2020.jpg?itok=sWI76lc6"><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/styles/inline_image_desktop/public/inline-images/Flights-in-the-Jet-Stream-8-9-Feb-2020.jpg?itok=H7LYGbtq 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1280px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/styles/inline_image_desktop/public/inline-images/Flights-in-the-Jet-Stream-8-9-Feb-2020.jpg?itok=H7LYGbtq 1x" media="all and (min-width: 480px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/styles/inline_image_desktop/public/inline-images/Flights-in-the-Jet-Stream-8-9-Feb-2020.jpg?itok=H7LYGbtq 1x, https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-...k=H7LYGbtq 2x" media="all and (min-width: 1024px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/styles/inline_image_desktop/public/inline-images/Flights-in-the-Jet-Stream-8-9-Feb-2020.jpg?itok=H7LYGbtq 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/styles/inline_image_mobile/public/inline-images/Flights-in-the-Jet-Stream-8-9-Feb-2020.jpg?itok=sWI76lc6 1x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="879bb9e0-c611-42d1-bc5e-30cf65d3e322" data-responsive-image-style="inline_images" height="295" width="500" src="https://zh-prod-1cc738ca-7d3b-4a72-b792-20bd8d8fa069.storage.googleapis.com/s3fs-public/inline-images/Flights-in-the-Jet-Stream-8-9-Feb-2020.jpg" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /></picture></a></p>

<p><strong>The plane touched down at Heathrow at 4:43 a.m., nearly two hours earlier than scheduled. </strong>The 747 was a minute faster than a Virgin Airbus A350 which landed minutes afterwards.</p>

<p>Even though it flew faster than the speed of sound (767 mph), <strong>it did not break the sound barrier as it was being propelled by the air around it.</strong> Other aircraft that have broken the sound barrier hold the speed-record between the two cities.</p>

<p><a href="https://www.statista.com/chart/20772/fastest-transatlantic-flights-between-new-york-and-london/" title="Infographic: Storm Helps British Airways Break Transatlantic Record | Statista"><img alt="Infographic: Storm Helps British Airways Break Transatlantic Record | Statista" height="500" src="https://cdn.statcdn.com/Infographic/images/normal/20772.jpeg" style="max-width: 960px;" width="500" /></a></p>

<p><em>You will find more infographics at <a href="https://www.statista.com/chartoftheday/">Statista</a></em></p>

<p>In February 1996, a British Airways Concorde completed the trip in 2 hours, 52 minutes and 59 seconds and that flight holds the record for the fastest transatlantic crossing by a passenger aircraft.</p>

<p><strong>The all-time record is still held by a United States Air Force Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.</strong></p>

<p>In 1974, Maj. James Sullivan and Maj. Noel Widdifield flew their aircraft from New York to Farnborough Airshow just outside London at 1,806 mph, completing the journey in an impressive 1 hour, 54 minutes and 56 seconds.</p>
</div>
<span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden">
<a href="https://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden">Tyler Durden</a>
</span>
<span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-02-11T07:45:00+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 02/11/2020 - 02:45</span><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/zerohedge/feed/~4/0eI7CTEZtFg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/zerohedge...tic-record
Reply


Messages In This Thread
Storm Helps British Airways Break Transatlantic Record - by Zero Hedge - 02-11-2020, 04:33 AM

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)