Top 5 World's Largest Aircraft – Features, Photos

World's Largest Aircraft

An Aircraft is an aeroplane, helicopter, or other machine capable of flight. It is used to fly by gaining support from the air, or, in general, the atmosphere of a planet. To deal with the,  force of gravity it using either static lift or by using the dynamic lift of an airfoil. Here you can read about Top 5 Largest Aircraft in the World with all of its important features and options.

Antonov An-225 Mriya

1. Antonov An-225 Mriya

Top position among the World’s Largest Aircrafts is for, Antonov An-225 Mriya. It weighs (Maximum Take Off Weight) 599,989 kg (1,322,750 lb). There is 76 seats are available in this. Wing span of the Antonov An-225 Mriya is 64.4 m. The aircraft offers 10,950 km range also.

It’s first flight was on 21 December 1988. This is also the world’s heaviest aircraft ever.  This is also the largest Heavier-than-air aircraft (in length and wingspan) ever entering operational service.

Airbus A380F

2. Airbus A380F

Airbus A380F is in the second position. It is packed with 525 seats and weighs 560,000 kg (1,234,588 lb). Wing span of the Airbus A380F is 79.8 m. Airbus A380F features 15,700 km. This is the  largest passenger aircraft ever made. The first flight was on 27 April 2005. 

 Boeing 747-8

 3. Boeing 747-8

Boeing 747-8 is another largest aircraft in the world. It features 467 seats capacity and weighs 447,696 kg (987,000 lb). The wing span of the aircraft is 68.5 m. Boeing 747-8  offers range of 14,815 km. The first flight was on 8 February 2010 (F variant). This is a Lengthened version of 747 with increased span wing. This also hold the record of World’s longest passenger aircraft at 76.4 m (0.9 m / 3 ft longer than Airbus A340). 

Boeing 747-400ER

4. Boeing 747-400ER

Boeing 747-400ER is another largest aircraft of the world. It features 524 seats. Max take off weight is 412,770 kg (910,000 lb). Boeing 747-400ER wing span is 64.4 m. It can offer 14,205 km range. This is the Highest-capacity passenger aircraft until surpassed by Airbus A380. The first flight was on 9 February 1969. 

An-124 Ruslan

5. An-124 Ruslan

An-124 Ruslan air craft packed with quality options. There is 94 seats in total. Max take off weight of this large aircraft is 405,000 kg  (892,871 lb). An-124 Ruslan gets wing span of 67.9 m and return range of 12,000 km. Ukrainian An-124 Ruslan measures overall length – 70.6 m and Tail height – 19.4 m. This is also the world’s second heaviest cargo aircraft and the biggest heavy lifter ever made.

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