Ever Wonder Why Planes Don’t Fly Faster?

By: | March 10th, 2017

YouTube/Wendover Productions

Did you know that planes actually fly slower nowadays than they used to?

Why is this? Shouldn’t planes be flying faster in 2017?

The video below from the folks over at Wendover Productions explains it beautifully, and much of it comes down to one major talking point…


Goodbye turbojets and hello turbofans!

Fuel economy rules these days, as it has been determined that passengers would much rather experience a flight 30 minutes to an hour longer with incredible fuel efficiency instead of demolishing speed records.

Learn more about why manufacturers are constantly trying to one-up each other when it comes to fuel economy:

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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