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Which Airliner Has Longest Wingspan?  
User currently offlineTrnsWrld 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.
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[Edited 2004-06-21 04:39:57]

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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4500 times:

Antonov-AN225

a commercially operated freighter


User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4480 times:

True.. The 225 has a larger wingspan than the A380.. Something like 30 feet..  Wow!


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4454 times:

Heh I don't think its 30 feet bigger.

Is it?

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User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17185 posts, RR: 66
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4441 times:

An-225: Wingspan 290 ft (88.4m),
A380: A380-800 Wing span 79.8m (261ft 10in),

Almost, but not quite, 30ft.

The An-225 does not have to squeeze into gates. The A380 has to fit in the 80mx80m box agreed upon by airports and airframers for passenger airliners.

The proposed A389 will have the same wingspan (the same wing, in fact) as the A388, but will be just about 80m long.

All info (except A389 length) from http://www.airliners.net/info



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User currently offlineVirginFlyer 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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User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17185 posts, RR: 66
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4147 times:

Actually, about 7 metres more, not 15 metres,


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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4577 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4058 times:

79.8 - 64.8 = 15, does it not?

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User currently offlineAdriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1140 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

<< 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 >>

I would say how big they already are  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ...
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User currently offlineNWA757 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.



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