Dutch Pilot Sets Transatlantic Speed Record In Norwegian Dreamliner

January 24, 2018
Jeroen Derwort

Dutch Pilot Sets Transatlantic Speed Record In Norwegian Dreamliner

A new record has been set for the fastest transatlantic flight ever in a subsonic passenger aircraft from New York to London, after the journey was completed in just over five hours by Dutch pilot and RosterBuster user Harold van Dam.

One would think that most records in aviation are set in stone these days. But pilot Harold van Dam proved us that it is still possible to push the boundaries of modern aviation, with the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft (G-CKHL) which is a state-of-the-art plane.

He broke the record previously set by a British Airways aircraft in January 2015, which was able to fly from JFK to London Heathrow in five hours and 16 minutes.

Lifetime Membership

We at RosterBuster congratulate Harold for his amazing record. He actually said that he might even have gone faster, were it not for the turbulence. A true hero’s reaction.

We think that his achievement deserves praise. We have therefore decided to grant him a RosterBuster Lifetime Membership!

The Daily Mail

The Daily Mail has also published an article about Harold’s record breaking flight.

The British newspaper states:

The Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was able to reach a top speed of 776mph as it hurtled across the Atlantic Ocean after being pushed on the 3,458-mile journey by an extra strong jet stream that at times reached 202mph.

his meant that Monday’s Norwegian DY7014 service from JFK to London Gatwick only took a total of five hours and 13 minutes, shaving 53 minutes off the expected flight duration.