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Top 10 Biggest Aeroplanes in the World

11-APR-2018 19:23
    Top 10 Biggest Aeroplanes in the World

    The Wright brothers never thought that the world will surmount their idea of aircraft making our dream of flying when they invented and flew the first airplane in 1903. Now, we are making supersonic and hypersonic aircraft. Moreover, the dream of flying not only rides in the sky but to the other planets and satellite as well. Now, we are planning to reach to the surface of the Sun.

     The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their gruelling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite highway of the air.”- Wilbur Wright

    1. Antonov AN-225 Mriya

    It is the heaviest aircraft ever built, with a maximum take-off weight of 640 tonnes (710 short tons).

    Antonov AN-225 Mriya

    Source: www.yahoo.com

    Role: Strategic Airlifter

    Designed by: Antonov

    Engine Type: Powered by six turbofan engines

    National Origin: Ukraine

    2. Airbus A380-800

    It is the world's largest commercial aircraft (world's largest passenger airliner) and one of the biggest aeroplanes on the Earth.

    Airbus A380-800

    Source: www.cgtrader.com

    Role: Wide-body, double-deck jet airliner

    Designed by: Airbus

    Engine Type: Double-deck, wide-body, four-engine plane aircraft (Rolls Royce Trent 900)

    National Origin: Multi-national

    3. Boeing 747-8i

    Boeing 747-8i

    Source: www.rti-world.com

    It is one of the biggest aeroplanes in the World, the largest commercial aircraft built in the United States, and the longest passenger aircraft in the world.

    Role: Wide-body jet airliner

    Designed by: Boeing Commercial Airplanes

    Engine Type: General Electric GEnx turbofan and partial fly-by-wire

    National Origin: United States of America

    4. Boeing 747-400

    It is the best-selling model of Boeing family and one of the most famous biggest aeroplanes in the world.

    boeing-747-400

    Source: www.airfranceklm.com

    Role: Wide-body jet airliner

    Designed by: Boeing Commercial Airplanes

    Engine Type: Four-engine wide-body powered by PW4056 engines

    National Origin: United States of America

    5. Airbus A340-600

    It is the largest-capacity member of Airbus’ A340 Family. It is the fifth biggest aeroplane in the world.

    Airbus A340-600

    Source: flyawaysimulation.com

    Role: Wide-body jet airliner

    Designed by: Airbus

    Engine Type: Four high-bypass turbofan engines and three-bogie main landing gear

    National Origin: Multi-national

    6. Antonov An-124

    It is the world's heaviest gross weight production cargo airplane and the largest military transport aircraft in the world. it is also world's biggest naval force transport plane on the planet and one of the world’s most elevated airship.

    Antonov An-124

    Source: www.aircharterservice.com

    Role: Transport aircraft

    Designed by: Antonov, Aviastar-SP

    Engine Type: Lotarev D-18 (238–250 kN)

    National Origin: Soviet Union

    7. Antonov An-22

    It is the seventh biggest aeroplanes in the world. It was the first Soviet wide-body aircraft and the world's largest turboprop-powered aircraft till date.

    Antonov an-22

    Source: barrieaircraft.com

    Role: Strategic airlifter

    Designed by: Antonov

    Engine Type: Four turboprop engines each driving a pair of contra-rotating propellers

    National Origin: Soviet Union

    8. Boeing 777-300

    It is eighth biggest aeroplanes in the world.

    Boeing 777-300

    Source: www.pinterest.com

    Role: Wide-body jet airliner

    Designed by: Boeing Commercial Airplanes

    Engine Type: Rolls Royce Trent 892

    National Origin: United States of America

    9. Airbus A350-900

    It is the ninth biggest aeroplanes in the world. It is also the first aircraft in the world which is made up of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) – that supports lower fuel burn, easier maintenance and increased resistance to corrosion.

    Airbus A350-900

    Source: magazin.lufthansa.com

    Role: Wide-body jet airliner

    Designed by: Airbus

    Engine Type: Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84

    National Origin: Multi-national

    10. Airbus A340-500

    It is the world’s most state-of-the-art passenger plane. Lufthansa and Air France is the biggest user of this aircraft and world's longest-range commercial airliner. This stands at the tenth place in the list of top 10 biggest aeroplanes.

    Airbus A340-500

     

    Source: www.routesonline.com

    Role: Wide-body jet airliner

    Designed by: Airbus

    Engine Type: 4 high-sidestep turbofan motors and three-bogie real landing gears

    National Origin: Multi-national

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