Passenger planes are not known for their speed. In comparison to fighter jets, their basically snails. But that doesn’t mean they should be ignored entirely. While most of their speeds usually ranged between 500 and 700 miles per hour, some unique airliners could go supersonic. At that speed, they could take their passengers from New York to London in roughly three hours. Are you ready? Fasten your seat-belts, here are 25 Fastest Passenger Planes Throughout History.
Cessna Citation CJ3 – 478 mph
At 51 feet, 2 inches, the Cessna Citation CJ3 is a small, comfortable passenger plane reaching speeds up to 478 mph (769 km/h).
British Aerospace BAe 146-200 - 487 mph
Manufactured in the United Kingdom by BAE systems, the British Aerospace BAe 146-200 is an older model that can still reach speeds up to 487 mph (783 km/h).
BAC One-Eleven series 500 -526 mph
An older model, the BAC One-Eleven series 500 was also manufactured in the United Kingdom as a short haul airliner. It can hit up to 526 mph (846 km/h).
Tupolev Tu-204 - 527 mph
Developed in Russia, the Tupolev Tu-204 is a mid-range airliner and the first to fly with western engines. It can hit speeds up to 527 mph (848 km/h).
Bombardier CRJ 1000 – 541 mph
The Bombardier CRJ 1000 is a regional airliner based in Canada. It can reach 541 mph (870 km/h).
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