yak42
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Widest Passenger Fuselage?

Sat Feb 24, 2001 5:11 am

Im not sure which is the widest widebody. Could it be the B747 or the IL86/96 or what? Anybody know?
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RIX
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RE: Widest Passenger Fuselage?

Sat Feb 24, 2001 5:49 am

AFAIK, 747 followed by 777 and DC10/MD11 (or is 1011 wider?). I think Il86/96 is the next. A380 will be the widest when it is built.
 
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RE: Widest Passenger Fuselage?

Sat Feb 24, 2001 5:53 am

As far as I know they come in following order:

A380,
B747,
L1011,
B777,
Il 86/96,
DC-10/MD-11,
A300/310/330/340,
B767.

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RIX
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RE: Widest Passenger Fuselage?

Sat Feb 24, 2001 6:27 am

I'm sure (unless I see the exact numbers) DC10/MD11 is wider than Il86/96. I flew in 3-4-3 MD11 (OH-LGA, the first one in airline service), and it was all right, hardly different from 2-5-2 OH-LGB. But from my Il86 experience (4 flights, all 3-3-3) it seemed to be no space for 10th seat. Again, it may be subjective, so may be somebody provides with the numbers...
 
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RE: Widest Passenger Fuselage?

Sat Feb 24, 2001 7:18 am

Sorry 'bout the little bug.

You're right,RIX,DC-10/MD-11 have a slightly larger fuselage cross-section with 5.74m compared to the 5.66m of the Il-86/96.
 
cba
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RE: Widest Passenger Fuselage?

Sat Feb 24, 2001 7:55 am

Contrary to popular belief, the A380 does not have the widest fuselage. The A380 will be in a 2-4-2 Y class configuration. The 747, 777, DC-10, MD-11, IL86, L1011, and the IL96 are all wider than the A380.
 
QuadstarA343E!
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RE: Widest Passenger Fuselage?

Sat Feb 24, 2001 8:04 am

Cba, your tottally wrong...the a380 will be same or slitly wider then the 747 or other widebodies outhere and it's seating plane is 3-4-3. you where probably thinking about the upper deck class which it will be 2-4-2 in Y class. unlike like the 747 which is 2-2 or 3-3 ..........

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777gk
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RE: Widest Passenger Fuselage?

Sat Feb 24, 2001 8:05 am

Well, Cba, you are half-right.

The UPPER deck of the A380 will have the classic Airbus 2-4-2 layout in economy, but on the main deck, an accomodation of 3-4-3 will be fitted. I saw a cutaway drawing of this jet at Paris Airport in Air France livery and saw these configurations. I'm sure they're somewhere at airbus.com as well.
 
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RE: Widest Passenger Fuselage?

Sat Feb 24, 2001 8:30 am

The 747 is the largest. The A380 will be larger.

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Early Air
 
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RE: Widest Passenger Fuselage?

Sat Feb 24, 2001 4:21 pm

Remember, seats on the 380 have separate armrests and this are wider than normal economy seats. I hope the day comes soon I can ride one of these beasts!!