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Notable Airliners

  • Boeing 247 – the first design to incorporate modern features such as all-metal construction and retractable landing gear
  • Douglas DC-3 – still in service more than 70 years after its debut, it is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made
  • Boeing 307 – One of the first airliners to be pressurized and have the ability to fly into the stratosphere
  • Douglas DC-6 – originally developed as a military transport, it was reworked for passenger service after World War II, a role it continues to perform today
  • Boeing 377- Developed soon after World War 2, from the C-97 Stratofreighter, this was a luxurious double-decker airliner with a pressurized cabin.
  • Vickers Viscount – the first turboprop airliner to enter service
  • Lockheed Constellation – a distinctive triple-tailed piston-engined airliner of the 1950s, it was one of the last large propeller-driven airliners
  • De Havilland Comet – the world's first jetliner to reach mass production, its reputation was marred by a series of crashes due to structural failure
  • Antonov An-2- Best selling transport airliner up to the point it was built.
  • Tupolev Tu-104 – the first turbojet airliner to provide sustained service, and the sole jetliner operating in the world between 1956 and 1958
  • Boeing 707 – the first United States-built jetliner to enter production
  • Douglas DC-8 – launched after the Boeing 707, it nevertheless established Douglas in the airliner market, and continues to serve as a cargo aircraft to this day
  • Sud Aviation Caravelle – the first jetliner with rear mounted engines. It is also the first airliner to perform a CAT III landing (low visibility)
  • Tupolev Tu-154 – standard medium-range airliner for Russia (and others), carried half of all Soviet traffic since 1972 with 1015 built and the fastest airliner in service
  • Ilyushin Il-62 – standard long-range airliner for Russia (and others) for three decades, first flight 1963 and still in service
  • Douglas DC-9 – production of it and successive variants nearly reached 2,500
  • Boeing 737 – the best-selling jet airliner in the history of aviation
  • Tupolev Tu-144 – the first supersonic transport aircraft constructed in Soviet Union
  • Concorde – an Anglo-French supersonic transport, it remains the only supersonic aircraft to sustain a regular passenger service
  • Boeing 747 "jumbo jet" – an iconic aircraft, it was the world's largest passenger airliner between 1969 and 2005
  • McDonnell Douglas DC-10 – a trijet competitor to the widebody 747
  • Airbus A300 – the world's first twinjet widebody
  • Airbus A320 – pioneered the use of fly-by-wire technology
  • Antonov An-225 "Mriya" – the world's largest and heaviest aircraft. Only one example built, it is used for carrying oversized payloads. It is also the only airliner with six engines
  • Boeing 777 – the first airliner designed entirely by computer, without physical mockups
  • Airbus A380 "superjumbo" – the world's largest passenger airliner from 2005 onwards
  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner – the world's first jet airliner to make use of composite materials for most of its construction

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