What Speed Does a Boeing 777 Take-off and Land?

Takeoff or rotation speed (VR) of the Boeing 777-200ER is usually between 130 and 160 knots (approximately 120 to 180 mph) depending on the weight of the aircraft. At a typical take-off weight of around 230,000 kg, the take-off speed would be around 145 knots, or around 165 mph.

B777 Landing Speed

A typical landing speed (or speed above threshold known as VREF) at a landing weight of 190,000 KGS is around 135 knots or 155 mph.

To convert nautical miles per hour (knots or kts) to miles per hour (mph), multiply knots by 1.15.

What effects on the take-off and landing speed for an airliner?

The speed at which planes take off and land depends on several variables. These include aircraft weight, air temperature, altitude and airfield pressure.

The flap setting will also influence these speeds with a larger flap setting reducing the take-off and landing speed. Factors such as runway length, climb performance, and weight influence the decision of which flap setting to use for takeoff and landing.


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