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Ranking of greatest Passenger Aircraft of the world!


Almost all of us have, at least once in our life, boarded an airplane. I'm the most used and fastest means of transport to cover long (sometimes very long) routes. Planes have come a long way since the Wright brothers' first flight in the early 900s! They have become faster, bigger and used by a large number of people around the world, as well as to transport all kinds of goods, vehicles and military personnel.

But have you ever wondered which are the most capacious? We will reveal it to you with this ranking of largest passenger aircraft in the world.



14 - Airbus A220, 145 seats

È a family of narrow-body airliners, also known as Bombardier CSeries, recently designed and developed.

It can carry up to 150 passengers and is currently in service with Delta Air Lines, Swiss International Air Lines and airBaltic.


  • Period of use: from 2013 to today
  • Dimensions: Length 38,70 m - Wingspan 35,10 m - Fuselage diameter 3,50 m - Height 11,50 m - Wingspan 112,3 m
  • Maximum speed: 0,82 Mach
  • Company (s) that use it: Delta Air Lines, Swiss International Air Lines and airBaltic
  • Cost of an aircraft: from $ 81,0 million to $ 91,5 million

13 - Airbus A321, 220 seats

The Airbus A320 is part of the homonymous family of airplanes and it represents the basic model.

To date it is one of the aircraft it has recorded an excellent sales success, in fact, more than 6.700 copies were purchased in total.


  • Period of use: from 1986 to today
  • Dimensions: Length 37,57 m - Wingspan 35,80 m - Fuselage diameter 3,95 m - Height 11,76 m - Wingspan 124 m
  • Maximum speed: 0,82 Mach
  • Company (s) that use it: American Airlines, EasyJet, China China Eastern Airlines
  • Cost of an aircraft: $ 101,0 million

12 - Boeing 757, 200 seats

Before becoming President of the United States of America, Donald Trump used his own Boeing 757 for his travels.
Trump's model is theeighth most expensive private plane in the world, customized with a double bedroom complete with bathroom with 24-karat gold taps, dining room, a guest room, some big screens so you don't get bored, with over a thousand films available. There are also various finishes such as those of the seat belts, which are also plated in 24-karat gold.

The model that performs scheduled flights, on the other hand, has a more sober style!


  • Period of use: from 1982 to today
  • Dimensions: Length 47,32 m - Wingspan 38,05 m - Fuselage diameter 3,76 m - Height 13,56 m - Wingspan 181,25 m
  • Maximum speed: 982 km / h
  • Company (s) using it: Delta Air Lines, United Airlines
  • Cost of an aircraft: from $ 65 million to $ 80 million

11 - Airbus A340-300, 295 seats

The Airbus A340 is a low-wing, four-engine airliner, used on long-haul routes. It features a wide-body fuselage, has four turbofans and is equipped with winglets.

To date the A340 has not had any fatal accidents, however 5 planes were damaged beyond repair. 246 models were sold.


  • Period of use: from 1993 to today
  • Dimensions: Length 63,6 m - Wingspan 60,3 m - Fuselage diameter 5,64 m - Height 16,85 m - Wingspan 361,6 m
  • Maximum speed: 0,86 Mach
  • Company (s) that use it: Over 30 companies, including Air France, Air Leisure, Air Madagascar, Air Mauritius, Iberia, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines
  • Cost of an aircraft: $ 211-219 million

10 - Ilyushin 96-400, 315 seats

This is an airliner wide-body, completely designed and built in Russia.

It boasts a positive record in terms of safetyAccording to the "Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Center" index, as of September 2010, none of the aircraft of this type have ever been involved in an accident.


  • Period of use: from 1988 to today
  • Dimensions: Length 63,94 m - Wingspan 60,1 m - Fuselage diameter 6,08 m - Height 15,7 m - Wingspan 350 m
  • Maximum speed: 0.84 Mach
  • Company (s) that use it: Aeroflot, Aerostars Airlines, Rossija Airlines, Cubana de Aviación
  • Cost of an aircraft: $ 40-50 million

9 - Airbus A340-500, 372 seats

It is the same type of aircraft as the Airbus A340-300, but with one greater autonomy. It was first presented on June 5, 1987 at the Paris-Le Bourget International Air and Space Show.

It first flew on February 11, 2002 but is currently out of production, albeit more than a hundred examples are still in service.


  • Period of use: from 1993 to today
  • Dimensions: Length 67,9 m - Wingspan 63,45 m - Fuselage diameter 5,64 m - Height 17,1 m - Wingspan 439,4 m
  • Maximum speed: 0,86 Mach
  • Company (s) that use it: Over 15 airlines, including Air Canada, Emirates Airlines, Iberia, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways
  • Cost of an aircraft: $ 250,8 million

8 - McDonnell Douglas DC-10, 380 seats

The manufacturing company McDonnell Douglas, after the merger between McDonnell Aircraft Corporation and Douglas Aircraft Company, it gave birth to the current Boeing, the US aviation company to date second in the world in the civil aviation branch.

This model, no longer in production or in service, was made at the request of American Airlines and made its last passenger flight in 2014.

  • Period of use: from 1970 to 2014
  • Dimensions: Length 55,50 m - Wingspan 50,40 m - Fuselage diameter 6,03 m - Height 17,70 m - Wingspan 367,7 m
  • Maximum speed: 0,88 Mach
  • Company (s) using it: American Airlines
  • Cost of an aircraft: $ 13-180 million

7 - Airbus A350-900, 440 seats

The Airbus A350 XWB is a wide-body twin-engine aircraft manufactured by the European multinational company Airbus and intended for long-haul routes.

It is used not only by numerous airlines from all over the world, but also by the German Luftwaffe for VIP transport.

  • Period of use: from 2014 to today
  • Dimensions: Length 66,80 m - Wingspan 64,75 m - Fuselage diameter 5,96 m - Height 17,10 m - Wingspan 443 m
  • Maximum speed: 0,89 Mach
  • Company (s) using it: Over 50 airlines, including Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines
  • Cost of an aircraft: $ 317,4 million

6 - Boeing 777-200, 440 seats

It is a long-range wide-body airliner, manufactured by the US industry Boeing since the mid-nineties. It features two turbofan engines and is the largest twin-engine in the world. Its characteristic elements are the large gondolas under the wings, the six wheels on each of the two main carriages and the large circular section fuselage.

The 777 was the first airliner built by Boeing with fly-by-wire controls, i.e. computer-mediated and electronic servo controls, it is produced in different versions, with variable lengths and ranges. The 777-200LR is even capable of go around the world without a stop, holds the record for the longest range airliner and for the longest distance covered by a commercial aircraft with a single refueling. On 8 January 2015, a British Airways Boeing 777-200 flew New York - London in a record time of 5 hours and 16 minutes. The arrival in the British capital was an hour and a half ahead of the scheduled time!

  • Period of use: from 2014 to today
  • Dimensions: Length 63,7 m - Wingspan 60,9 m - Fuselage diameter 6,19 m - Height 18,5 m - Wingspan 427,8 m
  • Maximum speed: 0,86 Mach
  • Company (s) that use it: over 20 airlines, including Emirates, United Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Air China, FedEx, Turkish Airlines, Alitalia
  • Cost of an aircraft: $ 258,8 million

5 - Airbus A340-600, 475 seats

It is a variant of the Airbus A340 family, increased in size by 40% to compete with the competitor Boeing 777-200LR.

Is considered one of the most modern commercial aircraft currently in service, as it is equipped with cutting-edge technologies that allow perfect airworthiness, as well as the presence of various on-board entertainment services, including the ability to view real-time footage from an external camera on the helm of tail.

  • Period of use: from 2014 to today
  • Dimensions: Length 75,30 m - Wingspan 63,45 m - Fuselage diameter 8 m - Height 17,30 m - Wingspan 439,4 m
  • Maximum speed: 0,86 Mach
  • Company (s) using it: Over 50 airlines, including Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines
  • Cost of an aircraft: $ 313 million

4 - Boeing 777-300, 550 seats

The Boeing 777 is a wide-body airliner long range.

Despite the conventional exterior appearance, the 777 introduced a large number of innovative technologies, among them a fully digitized flight control system computer mediated and the first use of optical fiber in the avionics of a civil airplane. 60 units were sold.

  • Period of use: from 2014 to today
  • Dimensions: Length 73,9 m - Wingspan 60,9 m - Fuselage diameter 6,20 m - Height 18,5 m - Wingspan 427,8 m
  • Maximum speed: 0,84 Mach
  • Company (s) that use it: Over 20 Companies, including Emirates, Air France, Alitalia
  • Cost of an aircraft: $ 279 million

3 - Boeing 747-400, 624 seats

The Boeing 747 is a four-jet wide-body aircraft designed by Joe Sutter and used as a commercial and airliner. It is often referred to by its original nickname Jumbo Jet or Queen of the Skies. It has held the world record for carrying capacity for 37 years! It is available in passenger and freight versions, plus other customized variants.

Boeing designed the upper deck in the shape of a "hump" to use it as a seating area for first class passengers or, as is usually the case in recent times, to give space for additional seats and to allow the aircraft an easy transformation from passenger to cargo plane by removing the seats and installing a cargo door in the nose. The 747-400 is the most popular passenger version in service and is among the fastest airliners.

  • Period of use: from 1970 to today
  • Dimensions: Length 70,66 m - Wingspan 64,44 m - Height 19,41 m - Wing area 520,24 m
  • Maximum speed: 0,92 Mach
  • Company (s) that use it: British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Lufthansa
  • Cost of an aircraft: $ 228 million

2 - Boeing 747-8, 700 seats

It is a wide-body airliner and represents the third generation of the Boeing 747. This version, in fact, boasts redesigned wings, an elongated fuselage and greater efficiency.

The 747-8 is the largest commercial aircraft ever built in the United States and the longest passenger plane in the world. The 747-8 comes in two main variants: the 747-8 Intercontinental (747-8I) for the passenger version and the 747-8 Freighter (747-8F) for the cargo version.

  • Period of use: from 2010 to today
  • Dimensions: Length 76,3 m - Wingspan 68,45 m - Height 19,4 m - Wing area 554 m
  • Maximum Speed: 649 miles / h
  • Company (s) using it: Korean Air, Lufthansa
  • Cost of an aircraft: $ 351,4 million

1 - Airbus A380-800, 853 seats

It is officially the largest passenger plane in the world. This Airbus has the same characteristics as the other "brother" aircraft, but obviously also something more.

The Airbus A380-800 is a highly innovative airplane especially with regard to performance, passenger comfort and respect for the environment, both in terms of CO2 reductions and noise abatement.

  • Period of use: from 2007 to today
  • Dimensions: Length 72,72 m - Wingspan 79,95 m - Fuselage diameter 7,14 m - Height 24,09 m - Wingspan 845 m
  • Maximum Speed: 676 miles / h
  • Company (s) that use it: Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Air France, Qatar Airways, Etihad, Lufthansa
  • Cost of an aircraft: $ 318 million
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