cruising speed

(redirected from cruising speeds)
Also found in: Dictionary.

cruising speed

A speed in level flight that results from a power setting recommended by the manufacturer for cruising under a given set of conditions. Cruising speed at a given power setting varies with altitude, aircraft weight, and the direction of the wind. Selection of the power setting is determined by the purpose (i.e., for maximum range, optimum operating efficiency, and so on).
References in periodicals archive ?
This will give TBM 850 operators the advantage of the cruising speeds typical of light jets, with the economical direct operating costs of a single-engined turboprop.
The 1X network is capable of supporting wireless data speeds of up to 144Kbps and will deliver cruising speeds up to 86Kbps, as much as five times faster than previously available.
On the flight to Le Bourget, the Bombardier Global Express will fly a distance of 3,170 nautical miles (5,870 km) and reaching cruising speeds in excess of Mach .
These design features, coupled with advanced tilt technology, will enable top cruising speeds of 100 mph through curves.