The jet is expected to fly 420 knots true airspeed
at maximum cruise at FL300, with a maximum cruise altitude of FL430, according to a spec sheet provided by the company.
During the 84-minute flight, the aircraft climbed to 15,500 feet and reached a speed of 348 Knots True Airspeed
82 Mach, and 350 knots indicated airspeed, which equates to a true airspeed
of 550 mph at 25,000 ft.
Coupled with either an Allison/Rolls Royce M250 series engine or a Pratt and Whitney PT6A the Raptor will comfortably cruise in the flight levels at over 300 knots true airspeed
while burning between 22 and 35 gallons of jet fuel per hour depending the chosen power setting.
Later, as we watched the pass on the PLAT recording, we saw the true airspeed
go from 150 to 170 knots as the ailerons visibly faired.
5 kilograms), a maximum cruise speed of 490 knots true airspeed
S] contours on the altitude versus true airspeed
and Mach number plots were turned upside down for both aircrafts.
In our investigation into what had happened, we learned that the P-3's true airspeed
was in the mid 200s, whereas ours was in the mid 400s, essentially giving us about 200 knots of closure.
The instructor navigator on board verified the airspeed indicators were indeed erroneous when compared to Global Positioning System (GPS) groundspeed and true airspeed
converted to indicate airspeed.
195 million Citation M2 has a maximum cruise speed of 400 knots true airspeed
(741 kilometers per hour) and a range of 1,300 nautical miles (2,408 kilometers).
The flight consisted of a 65,000 pound Drop Test Article (DTA), which simulates the QuickReach(TM) launch vehicle dropped from an unmodified C-17A aircraft at an altitude of 29,500 feet above Mean Sea Level (MSL) and a true airspeed
of 330 knots.
Today Adam Aircraft announced that the A700 AdamJet flew to 41,000 feet and achieved a true airspeed
of 340 knots.