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The Airbus A380 may be very, very big, but it is NOT the world's biggest airplane. The world's biggest airplane is the Antonov An-225 cargo plane, however only one An-225 is in operation. Here is a list of some of the world's biggest aircraft.
 
Airbus A380
Wingspan: 79.8m
Length: 72.75m
Height: 24.08m
Max takeoff weight: 560,000 kg
Number of engines: 4
Built in: 2005
 
Hughes H-4 "Spruce Goose"
Wingspan: 97.5m
Length: 66.6m
Height: 24.1m
*Max takeoff weight: 115,000 kg
Number of engines: 8
Built in: 1947
*NOTE: The Spruce Goose project was ended after the aircraft failed to fly properly. The gigantic military seaplane was intended to have a 115,000 kg max takeoff weight, and also intended to carry 750 fully-equipped troops or two Sherman tanks.
 
 
Antonov An-225 Mriya
Wingspan: 88.4m
Length: 73m
Height: 24.1m
Max takeoff weight: 600,000 kg
Number of engines: 6
Built in: 1988
 
Antonov An-124 Ruslan
Wingspan: 73.30m
Length: 69.10m
Height: 20.78m
Max takeoff weight: 405,000 kg
Number of engines: 4
Built in: 1982
 
Boeing 747-400
Wingspan: 64.44m
Length: 70.65m
Height: 19.41m
Max takeoff weight: 181,485kg
Number of engines: 4
Built in: 1985 - 747-100 (original version) built in 1966
 
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
Wingspan: 67.89m
Length: 75.3m
Height: 19.84m
Max takeoff weight: 348,818kg
Number of engines: 4
Built in: 1970