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Power and greatness: top 10 largest passenger aircraft in the world


Nurgul Sultanova-Chetin

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As Forum Daily reports, the world's largest An-225 aircraft was destroyed during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, causing alarm and sadness among the aviation world, in which it has almost a cult status. The airline industry is always looking for new ways to accommodate its customers, whether that be increasing space, reconfiguring seats in unconventional ways, streamlining schedules, or accommodating them in other ways. Thetealmango. Here is a list of the 10 largest passenger aircraft in the world.

  1. Airbus A380-800

French engineers designed and built the Airbus A380-800, a passenger airliner. It can carry up to 853 people in a single-deck cabin and 644 people in a double-deck cabin. The wide-body aircraft made its first flight on 27 April 2005 and has a maximum range of 13000 km. The maximum flight range is 12 km, the flight altitude is 800 km.

The largest passenger airliner in the world is the Airbus A380-800. Due to its size and weight, it is the largest passenger aircraft in the world. One of the ship's four seating classes can accommodate over 500 guests on its two decks. Seats are available in First Class, Business Class, Premium and Economy Class. In addition, the aircraft is powered by a Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine.

  1. Boeing 747-8

The Boeing 747-8 is an American passenger jet developed by Boeing. It can hold 700 passengers in a single-class lineup, while 600 seats are available in a two-class lineup. The range of the aircraft is 8000 nautical miles or 14 kilometers.

However, it received only 2020 orders until 47 instead of the planned 300. Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA) was the first to order the 747-8 in 2006. Other carriers that ordered the aircraft were Korean Air and Air China. Boeing has previously warned suppliers that the last 747-8 will fail in 2022. In 2017, the last order for the 747-8 passenger variant for the US Air Force Air Force One transport jet was received. It is expected to be delivered in 2024.

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  1. Boeing 747-400

Boeing 747-400 was built in the USA, in Seattle, by Boeing. The 747-400 was based on the older 747-400. It has a three-class cabin with a capacity of 416 people, a two-class cabin with a capacity of 524 passengers. And the universal cabin accommodates 660 passengers.

  1. Boeing 777-300

550 people can be accommodated in a single class layout and 451 people can be accommodated in a two class layout Passenger Boeing 777-300 airliner manufactured in the USA. It has a range of 11 kilometers or 135 nautical miles.

With 131 777-300s in operation, Emirates is the world's largest Boeing 777 operator.

  1. Airbus A340-600

The Airbus A340 series includes the A340-600, which is their largest model to date. The length of this aircraft is 75 meters, and the wingspan is 63 meters. The Airbus A340-600 has a permanent capacity of 320 to 370 and a high capacity of 475 passengers. It can be used for commercial, corporate or government flights on the Airbus A340-600.

  1. Boeing 777-200

The American-made Boeing 777-200 passenger airliner has a single-class capacity of 440 passengers and a two-class capacity of 400 passengers. It has a range of 7 nautical miles or 700 kilometers.

Many airlines say goodbye to this aircraft, including British Airways (BA), Delta Airlines (DAL) and Singapore Airlines (SQ).

  1. Airbus A350-900

The Airbus A350-900 is a 325-seat wide-body passenger airliner of the latest generation of Airbus. In one configuration, the A350-900 can make long haul flights of up to 19 hours. This makes it the world's longest commercial airliner. In January of this year, a completely new version of this aircraft enters the market.

The maximum capacity of the Airbus A350-900 is 440 people, and the wingspan of the aircraft is 65 meters. Qatar Airways and Philippine Airlines are two frequent aircraft users. It has seven temperature zones in the cabin, allowing you to more precisely regulate the temperature on board.

  1. Airbus A340-500

Although the Airbus A340-500 entered the market in 2006, some first deliveries were made as early as 2002. There are 372 seats in a single class configuration and 313 seats in a two class configuration. It was made in France.

With a length of 67 meters, this aircraft can fly up to 16669,5 km. This aircraft had the longest range of any commercial airliner until the Boeing 777-200LR entered service.

  1. Airbus A340-300

Passenger aircraft such as the Airbus A340-300 are designed and built in France. It was originally built in 1993 and has a capacity of 295 in a single class configuration and 267 passengers in a two class configuration.

By the end of May 2020, only 35 Airbus A340 operators will remain. Lufthansa (LHAB) is the largest user of the A340. Another major airline, Iberia, has announced the retirement of 15 of its aircraft in June 2020. The withdrawal of this aircraft from service was due to its unsuitability and excessively high cost.

  1. Airbus A330-300

This aircraft can carry 393 passengers. Of these, 296 are in the main cabin and 46 are in the Delta Comfort cabin. And the remaining 34 are in the Delta One cockpit. The Airbus A333-300 is also equipped with essential amenities such as Wi-Fi, USB ports, In-Seat Power outlets, satellite TVs, personal videos and a tablet.

These are the top 10 largest passenger aircraft in the world currently in operation. Let us know how many of them you have driven.

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