Fastest of the Fast: A Look at Speedy Aircraft

Get a quick glance at some of the fastest aircraft in their class.

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With a top speed of Mach .925, no other bizjet quite compares to the performance figures of the Gulfstream G650. But what about some other notable mentions? Here is a look at some other speedy aircraft. Gulfstream G650 Top speed: Mach .925 It’s fast, efficient, flexible and comfortable.
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Cessna TTx Top speed: 235 knots Masks need to be on at 25,000 feet.
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Eurocopter X3 Top speed: 255 knots Is this the future of vertical flight?
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Piaggio Avanti II Top speed: 400 knots Tri-surface fuel miser is fastest turboprop.
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Bombardier Global 6000 Top speed: Mach .89 Jet becomes 6,000 nm cruiser at slower speeds.
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Boeing 747 Top speed: Mach .92 After nearly 50 years, this jumbo still wows.
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Cessna Citation X Top speed: Mach .935 Midsize speedster will nudge G650 by a hair.
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Concorde Top speed: Mach 2.04 The civil speed king is no longer flying.
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North American X-15A-2 Top speed: Mach 6+ Hourly operating costs are classified.
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Aurora We would tell you how fast, but the NSA might be reading.