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narrow-body aircraft (also known as a single aisle aircraft) is an airliner with a fuselage aircraft cabin width typically of 3 to 4 metres (10 to 13 ft), and airline seat arranged 2 to 6 abreast along a single aisle. Narrow-body aircraft with a range not allowing transatlantic or transcontinental flights are commonly known as regional airliners.
In contrast, a
wide-body aircraft is a larger airliner and is usually configured with multiple travel classes with a fuselage diameter of 5 to 7 metres (16 to 20 ft) and twin aisles. Passengers are usually seated 7 to 10 abreast. For comparison, typical wide-body aircraft can accommodate between 200 and 600 passengers, while the largest narrow-body aircraft (the Boeing 757–300) carries a maximum of 289.
Common narrow-body aircraft types [ edit ]
Delta Air Lines Boeing 757
is a popular narrow-body short-medium range airliner. It is one of the more modern narrow body designs.
Seven-abreast [ edit ]
Six-abreast cabin [ edit ]
Airbus A320 – currently the world's best selling jet airliner and 2nd best in history, 156 inches (4.0 m) (395 cm) outside width
Boeing 707 – The first commercially successful jet airliner, 148 inches (3.8 m) outside diameter
Boeing 720 – Also known as the Boeing 707–20, 148 inches (3.8 m) outside diameter
Boeing 727 – at one time the most-produced airliner, 148 inches (3.8 m) outside diameter
Boeing 737 – the world's best selling jet aircraft, surpassing the 727, 148 inches (3.8 m) outside diameter
Boeing 757 – the largest of major narrow bodies,148 inches (3.8 m) outside diameter
Bristol Britannia – turbo-prop aircraft
Comac C919, 390 cm inside width
Dassault Mercure – jet aircraft
Douglas DC-8, 373 cm outside width
Ilyushin Il-62 - jet aircraft
Lockheed L-188 Electra – turbo-prop aircraft
Tupolev Tu-114 – turbo-prop aircraft (4.2 m)
Tupolev Tu-154 – jet aircraft
Tupolev Tu-204 – jet aircraft
Tupolev Tu-334 – jet aircraft
Vickers VC10, 373 cm outside width
Five-abreast cabin [ edit ]
Four-abreast cabin [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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