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How fast can a Concorde plane go?

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The cruising speed of the Aerospatiale-British Aircraft Corporation Concorde was 1,350 mph or Mach 2. The takeoff speed of the Concorde was 250 mph. British Airways and Air France were the only two airlines in the world that operated the supersonic transport aircraft.

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The typical transatlantic flight from London to New York City had a duration of approximately 3 1/2 hours. The fastest transatlantic crossing made by the Concorde was on Feb. 7, 1996, when the aircraft traveled from New York to London in two hours, 52 minutes, 59 seconds. The Concorde had a landing speed of 187 mph. The aircraft made its final commercial flight on Oct. 24, 2003.

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Both kilometers per hour and miles per hour (mph) are units to measure speed. A measurement of average speed takes the distance traveled and divides it by the time it took to travel that distance. Because both speeds give distance per hour, the only units that needs to be changed are kilometers to miles, a conversion which can be done in under a minute.

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A speed of 299 kph is equal to 185.8 mph. To arrive at these numbers, it is necessary to convert kilometers to miles. A kilometer is just over .62 mile, which means that any measurement of distance expressed in kilometers can be converted to miles by multiplying it by .62.

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There are 1.15 mph in one knot. A knot is a unit of measurement used to represent the speed of aircraft or watercraft, whereas miles per hour are a unit of measurement used to represent the speed of cars and other land-based vehicles.