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Old 22nd Nov 2021, 12:56
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DaveReidUK
 
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In the introduction to the piece, the correspondent said: "most of today's jetliners actually fly more slowly than they did 20 or 30 years ago to save fuel."
Really? I would think new and more efficient engine design and improvements in wing aerodynamics would be more accurate than saying planes are flying slower.


Yes, really.

MIT: Why Hasn't Commercial Air Travel Gotten Any Faster Since the 1960s?
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