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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).
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These plus optimal cruising speeds
cut CO2 emissions by 6-9 tons and saved 2-3 tons of jet-fuel per flight, estimated Air France.
By diesel standards, the Procee'd is pretty quiet and barely audible at cruising speeds
Gearing the hybrid's standard CVT transmission so that it overcomes this performance deficit would adversely affect the gear spread, and reduce or eliminate potential fuel economy gains at higher cruising speeds
And speed limits may be annoying, but they do tend to keep motorists at 45 to 55 miles per hour, the ideal cruising speeds
for saving gas, says the California Department of Transportation.
At cruising speeds
of 30 to 33 mph, the Tideline gets about 3.5 to 4 miles to the gallon.