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The Biggest Narrowbody And The Smallest Widebody..

Sat May 06, 2000 12:37 am

Which narrowbody's plane's pax capacity is biggest? Which widebody's plane capacity is lowest?
 
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RE: The Biggest Narrowbody And The Smallest Widebody..

Sat May 06, 2000 12:48 am

MY CHOICES:

Biggest Narrowbody: DC-8-71 (250+ PAX)

Smallest Widebody: C-130
 
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RE: The Biggest Narrowbody And The Smallest Widebody..

Sat May 06, 2000 12:58 am

....Hard to argue with that. (Not that someone won't)
 
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Current Civil Aircraft?

Sat May 06, 2000 12:58 am

Among current civil airliners, the smallest widebody is probably the 767-200 (I don't know exactly how it compares to the A310 - not much difference, I suspect). However, in a three class layout, United configures it for 164. (Britannia would squeeze 270 into the same aircraft!)

The largest narrowbody would surely be the 757-300, which has a maximum pax configuration of 256, which is probably just slightly ahead of the stretched DC8.
 
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RE: Kaitak

Sat May 06, 2000 1:07 am

Yeah, my first thought was 753, but I checked the ATA order posting which listed, I think, 146. I assumed that ATA used the max capacity, but I may have assumed wrong.   Does anyone know offhand the longer of the two? I thought I read that the DC-8 was, but perhaps the 2 man cockpit allows another few rows in the 753.
 
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RE: The Biggest Narrowbody And The Smallest Widebody..

Sat May 06, 2000 2:27 am

I would have to say the biggest narrowbody would be the 757-300. The old DC-8-62 series might have been similar.

The smallest widebody would have to be the A310
 
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RE: The Biggest Narrowbody And The Smallest Widebody..

Sat May 06, 2000 2:40 am

In todays Boeing Newsletter, there is an article on the AA 757 order, Belyamani is quoted that the 757 is the biggest single aisle "twinjet" ever made (757-300 up to 289 pax). That should beat the four engine DC-8.
 
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Jtb106

Sat May 06, 2000 3:41 am

This can't be right. 146 is about as many as a good 737 800 could hold, and the -900 more. The 757-200 can hold well over 200, and the -300 can hold as many people a a 767-300 and almost as many as a 767-400 in 3 classes if the 757 is in 2. 146 on a 757-300 would be like 36" seat pitches, which is unheard of, especially for ATA.
 
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Sat May 06, 2000 3:58 am

OOPS!
Of course, you're right. Brain said 246, fingers typed 146. Sorry, folks! 
 
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RE: The Biggest Narrowbody And The Smallest Widebody..

Sat May 06, 2000 4:19 am

That's okay! I hadn't thought of a typo, so I guess my arrogance was as much to blame for being so condescending.
 
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RE: The Biggest Narrowbody And The Smallest Widebody..

Sat May 06, 2000 4:31 am

The 757-300 seats up to 289, the -200 up to 239.
Boeing are always careful to say the 757-300 is the worlds longest single-aisle twin-jet, leading me to believe that the DC-8-71 is longer.

I'd say the A310 is smaller than the 767-200. Although they both seat about the same, the A310 can go up to 9 abreast, while the 767 only goes up to 8 abreast - same amount of people in a shorter length on the A310!