More than a century after Wright Brothers took to the sky, man continues his quest for the ultimate flying machine. This eternal thirst for perfection has resulted in creation of some mammoth gravity defying crafts. Here is the list of top 10 flying monsters.
No 10. Airbus A330-300
Wing Span 197’10”
Maximum Take off load 515,700 lb
Introduced in January 1994, nearly 700 A330 are currently in service around the globe. This large-capacity, wide body, twin engine, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner has inherited its design from A300. The USAF KC-135 air to air refueller is a derivative of the A330.
No 9. Boeing 777
Manufacturer Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Wing Span 199’11”
Maximum Take off load 660,000 lb
This is the world’s largest twin jet air craft commonly known as “Triple seven”. The long range and wide body jet liner was designed for an economical trans Atlantic cruise. It can seat more than 300 passengers. The Boeing 777 has the largest diameter turbo fan engine of any aircraft.