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User currently offlineVtdl From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4191 times:

Is the A340-600 the longest commercial airplane in production today? At 75.3m, would it be the longest in length? What else are the main distinction for this plane?

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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4182 times:

Yup, the A346 is the longest, the 773 was the longest for a very brief time until the A346 came out.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4080 times:


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Undoubtly the longest.But personally feel the Fuselage length is a bit extra in comparism to the Wing span.
What would be the Pitch requirement for T/O.
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User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4376 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 2):
But personally feel the Fuselage length is a bit extra in comparism to the Wing span.

I too thought the same until I saw one up close in Heathrow yesterday. A Virgin Atlantic bird parked at the gate; looked downright gorgeous. Very impressive beast. Personally, I think the 600 is one of the best-looking a/c out there.



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17177 posts, RR: 66
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3690 times:

The 346 is so long that the flight control system moves the elevators in order to counteract excessive fuselage bending and potentially damaging vibrations.


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User currently offlineCaboclo From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

Funny thing, seems like most people don't define the AN-225 as a "commercial airliner", specially with all the hype about the A380 being the biggest "airliner". According to A.net's tech d-base, the AN-225 is still the heaviest aircraft in the world, at 600,000 kg MTOW, and the longest, at 84.0 meters.


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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3639 times:

Caboclo: Funny thing, seems like most people don't define the AN-225 as a "commercial airliner", specially with all the hype about the A380 being the biggest "airliner". According to A.net's tech d-base, the AN-225 is still the heaviest aircraft in the world, at 600,000 kg MTOW, and the longest, at 84.0 meters.

It´s not in line service but is only a chartered cargo carrier. And with an unpressurized main fuselage a passenger version will remain somewhat unlikely. Even a lot of cargo is not fit to be transported in an unpressurized plane.

It´s a specialty, not an airliner.


User currently offlineCaboclo From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

OK, so the definition of "airliner" is a pax plane only? 747Fs don't qualify?


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3608 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 4):
The 346 is so long that the flight control system moves the elevators in order to counteract excessive fuselage bending and potentially damaging vibrations

Any Wrinkles noticable on the Lower Aft Fuselage of the A346.

Quoting Caboclo (Reply 5):
Funny thing, seems like most people don't define the AN-225 as a "commercial airliner", specially with all the hype about the A380 being the biggest "airliner"

With only one built & used mainly for cargo.
But the AN225 is special.
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MEL



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User currently onlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8372 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

Although the AN225 is not an airliner, once you've seen her you refuse to give the A380 the "giant airplane" credit the news has been giving it. The AN-225 is infinintely more impressive, though the A380 is a big sucker.


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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3431 times:

N766UA: Although the AN225 is not an airliner, once you've seen her you refuse to give the A380 the "giant airplane" credit the news has been giving it. The AN-225 is infinintely more impressive, though the A380 is a big sucker.

Maybe you should stand in front of an A380 as well before you attempt a final judgment...


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3370 times:

The AN225 def looks huge.
The A380 not as Impressive as the former in looks.
My personal opinion.
regds
MEL



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