What speed does a Boeing 777 passenger jet take-off and land?
What speed does a Boeing 777 take off and land at?
The Boeing 777-200ER take off or rotate speed (VR) typically occurs between 130 – 160 knots (roughly 120-180 mph) depending on the weight of the aircraft. At a typical take-off weight of around 230,000 kgs, the take off speed would be approximately 145 kts which is approximately 165 mph.
B777 Landing Speed
A typical landing speed (or speed over the threshold known as VREF) at a landing weight of 190,000 KGS is approximately 135 kts or 155 mph.
To converts nautical miles per hours (knots or kts) to miles per hour (mph), multiply the knots by 1.15.
What effects Take-off and Landing Speed for a passenger jet?
The speed at which aircraft take-off and land depends on a number of variables. These include aircraft weight, air temperature, airfield altitude and pressure.
The flap setting will also influence these speeds with a larger flap setting reducing take-off and landing speed. Factors such as runway length, climb performance and weight influence the decision of what flap setting to use for take-off and landing.
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