Ten Largest Airplanes in the World


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  1. 1 Antonov AN-225 Mriya


    Antonov AN-225 Mriya tops the list and it is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft designed by the Antonov Design Bureau in the Ukrainian SSR. This mighty plane is powered by six turbofan engines. It has a quite shorter range at 2,160 nautical miles and a lower maximum cruise speed at 458 knots when compared to an average Turbofan-Powered wide body Commercial Cargo Plane. It has the largest wingspan of any plane in operational service. It holds the absolute world record for an airlifted total cargo of 253,820 kg.

  2. 2 Airbus A380-800


    The A380-800 from Airbus grabs second spot in the list, with a massive seating capacity of 853 passengers.  It has a design range of 8,500 nautical miles and a cruising speed of 490 knots at cruising altitude. With a wingspan that’s 10 meters longer than the Boeing 747’s, the unit cost of this aircraft is about US$432 million.

  3. 3 Boeing 747-8i


    With a passenger capacity of 467 in a three class arrangement, Boeing 747-8i is a wide-body commercial jet airliner developed and produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It has a scope of around 8000 Nautical miles and a cruising speed of Mach 0.855. It’s the biggest modern airship worked in the US. The unit cost of the plane is about US$ 379 million.

  4. 4 Boeing 747-400


    Boeing 747-400 stands at fourth and is the best-selling model of the Boeing 747 family of jet airliners. This aircraft has a high-subsonic cruise speed of Mach 0.85 with a range of 7,670 nautical miles. It can suit 416 travelers in an ordinary three-class structure and around 660 travelers in an intemperate thickness one-class design.

  5. 5 Airbus A340-600


    Airbus A340-600 is a long-range, four-engine, wide-body commercial passenger jet airliner developed and produced by the European aerospace company Airbus and it comes next to Boeing 747-400 in this list.  It has a range of 7,900 nautical miles and is powered by four Rolls-Royce Trent 500 engines and it seats up to 375 passengers in the standard variants and 440 in the stretched -600 series. Its cruising speed can reach up to 871 km/h and its top speed is 913 km/h.


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