TrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 962 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4502 times:
Basically what the topic says. What commercial airliner has the longest wingspan tip to tip? This does NOT include any military or converted freighter aircraft. My guess without doing research would be the 777-300 with the raked wingtips. However I do know some of the bigger airbuses have incredible spans as well so im sure its close.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4577 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4279 times:
The 777-200LR/-300ER weigh in with 64.8m (212'7") spans. This just beats the 747-400's 64.44m (211'5") - although Boeing adds that when fully fuelled, the wingspan measures 64.92m (213'), because of the way the wing bends down.
Meanwhile, over at Airbus, the A340-600 has a span of 63.45m (208'2"). So Boeing just holds on to this one at the moment - though not for much longer obviously. These numbers make you think just how big the wing on the A380 is going to be - thats fully 15m more span than the 747-400/777-300ER.
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NWA757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3737 times:
The 777-200LR/-300ER weigh in with 64.8m (212'7") spans. Where as the 747-400's wing span is 64.44m (211'5") - although Boeing adds that when fully fuelled, the wingspan measures 64.92m (213'), because of the way the wing bends down.
Th largest wingspan is without a doubt the mammoth Antonov AN-225, of which there is only one flying example operating in the world. The AN-225 MYRA or Dream has the largest wingspan. The Airbus A380 will be pushing the limits in that regard.