Top 10 Biggest Aeroplanes in the World

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. In this article, we are giving the name top 10 Biggest Aeroplanes in the World for general awareness.
Created On: Apr 11, 2018 19:23 IST
Top 10 Biggest Aeroplanes in the World
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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