Largest Fixed Wing Airplanes

The Largest Fixed Wing Airplanes

Ever since the human being first looked up the sky and saw birds flying, they have dreamt of flying. However, when humans dream, they dream big. Aircraft engineering has evolved a lot since the Wright brothers’ have made their first maiden flight. Our dream of flying above the grounds has made us create magnificent flying machines in all shapes and sizes. Today we have ultra-light aircraft to large planes like Airbus A 340. Today we are going to tell you about the world’s largest planes which are currently in service. These are Civilian airplanes which fall into fixed wing category.

  • Antonov An-225 Mriya: - World’s Heaviest aircraft ever.
    1. Built by: Antonov Design Bureau
    2. First Flight: 21 December 1988
    3. Length: 84 m
    4. Wingspan: 88.4 m
  • Airbus A380-800: Largest Passenger Aircraft ever made; capacity 850 passengers.
    1. Built by: European Manufacture Airbus
    2. First Flight: 27 April 2005
    3. Length: 72.7 m
    4. Wings Span: 79.75 M
  • Airbus A340-600: The longest commercial aircraft now surpassed by Boeing 747-8
    1. Built by: European Manufacture Airbus
    2. First Flight: 23 April 2001
    3. Length: 75.3 m
    4. Wings Span: 63 M
  • Antonov An-124 Ruslan: The world’s largest military aircraft currently in use.
    1. Built By: Antonov Design Bureau
    2. First Flight: 26 December 1982
    3. Length: 84 m
    4. Wingspan: 69 m
  • Antonov An-22: World’s largest turboprop-powered airplane
    1. Made By: Antonov Design Bureau
    2. First Flight: 27 February 1965
    3. Length: 58 m
    4. Wingspan: 64 m
  • Boeing 747-8: World’s longest passenger aircraft, 650 passengers
    1. Built By: Boeing Commercial Airplanes
    2. First Flight: 8 February 2010
    3. Length: 76 m
    4. Wingspan: 68 m
  • Boeing 747: Highest Capacity passenger aircraft, surpassed by Airbus A380.
    1. Built By: Boeing Commercial Airplanes
    2. First Flight: 9 February 1969
    3. Length: 71 m
    4. Wingspan: 60 m
  • Boeing 747 Dreamlifter: With enlarge fuselage for transporting Boeing 747 Dreamliner subassemblies.
    1. Built By: Boeing Commercial Airplanes
    2. First Flight: 9 September 2006
    3. Length: 72 m
    4. Wingspan: 64 m
  • Dornier Do X: Largest successful flying boat and the heaviest aircraft in the world from 1929 to 1942
    1. Built By: Donier company of Germany
    2. First Flight: 12 July 1929
    3. Length: 40 m
    4. Wingspan: 48 m
  • Antonov An-2: Largest mass produced single-engine biplane.
    1. Built By: Antonov Design Bureau
    2. First Flight: 31 August 1947