Fastest speed for an airship (FAI-approved)
Steve Fossett
115 kilometre(s) per hour
Germany (Friedrichshafen)

The highest speed officially measured for an airship, according to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), is 115 km/h (71.46 mph), by Steve Fossett (USA) an his co-pilot Hans-Paul Ströhle (Germany) flying a Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik LZ N07-100 airship on 27 October 2004 over Friedrichshafen, Germany. The large rigid airships built by the USA and Germany in the 1920s and 1930s could reach higher speeds (up to 140 km/h or 87 mph according to some sources), but these were never officially measured to FAI standards.