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Best climb rate and cruising altitude?

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horrgakx First Officer

Chaps, as a 'general' rule of thumb for medium to heavy jets, what's the most fuel efficient climb rate and criusing altitude please?

Dave

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tomthetank Chief Captain

😀Hello
You may find this link useful ➡

http://www.avsim.com/geoffschool/combined/index6.htm

Good luck

TTT

Pro Member First Officer
horrgakx First Officer

Thanks, will check that out now!

Dave

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leadfoot First Officer

The standard climb profile is to climb at 250ktias. Above 10,000' msl you can go to 270 or 280 kts depending on the what jet you are flying. Most jets fly anywhere from 31000' to 39000' ----- best true airspeed for mach no. The higher you go the more efficient the engines get. At high altitudes you will burn little more fuel per hour at cruise speed than than you will burn idling on the ground.

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