A speed for a particular vehicle, ship, or aircraft, usually somewhat below maximum, that is comfortable and economical.
- The aircraft has a cruising speed up to 530 km/h with a maximum speed of 560 km/h.
- On this sort of trip, you can expect all the trimmings: a four-seater aircraft with a cruising speed of 450 mph, reclining leather seats, champagne and caviar on tap and a shiny black car to whisk you to your destination.
- By using the readouts, you can determine the best cruising speed for maximum economy.
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