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  • Published: 13 September 2019
  • World's Biggest Civil Airplanes: The most extraordinary aircraft in the sky are exceptionally large, like the A380 and the Antonov-124, are exceptionally luxurious, like the 787 business jet, or, like the DC-3, they initiated a new era in flying.

    The origin of modern aviation technology lies only one hundred years in the past. And yet the first airplanes, built of wood and often with rectangular wings, have little in common with today’s muscle men in the sky. Some of the strongest engines ever have been developed so that more and more passengers and cargo can take off.

    The A380 is the biggest and heaviest passenger aircraft in the world. Airbus developed it to outdo its competitor Boeing, in the process setting new standards for aviation: the A380 provides space for a maximum of 853 passengers over two levels. Innovative materials were used for the first time in the construction of this plane.

    What the A380 is to passengers, the Antonov An-124 is to cargo. It is the biggest production cargo plane in the world. This giant’s arrival is an event at any airport around the globe. Today it flies mostly civil cargo, but it is actually a relic of the Cold War. Designed for transporting rocket launching ramps.

    It was once the biggest passenger aircraft in the world. Today it is a flying observatory. We accompany SOFIA, the world’s biggest research aircraft, on one of it’s nighttime missions.

    Flying was once the privilege of the rich. Today those who want to disginguish themselves from the masses charter a business jet. The most exclusive of them all is the Dreamjet, a Boeing 787. It can be had for 700,000 US dollars an hour. A glance inside is usually reserved for a few eyes only.

    The DC-3 initated a new era in flying. Thanks to its robust technology and good flight characteristics, it is still being used 70 years after it stopped being produced. For a few remote areas of Colombia’s Amazon basin, it is the connection to the outside world.
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Comments • 91

  • Akshay Sapra
    Akshay Sapra  4 days back

    How oculd it possibly be LIGHTER than a comparable smaller boeing aircraft? Fake news

    • jihadjoe
      jihadjoe  1 weeks back

      It's dead, Jim.

      • eros sutrisno
        eros sutrisno  1 weeks back

        too much unnecessary camera movement..!!

        • Lance Pena
          Lance Pena  1 weeks back

          10:34
          50, 40,30,20 RETARD RETARD RETARD!

          • Ryan Pearsall
            Ryan Pearsall  1 weeks back

            Mocking the Boeing 737 Max.. How rude.. lol

        • Simon Smedley
          Simon Smedley  2 weeks back

          Good documentary! Thanks for uploading.

          • evilstar loki
            evilstar loki  2 weeks back

            i bet theres a lot sex on that 787

            • Martino Barrett
              Martino Barrett  2 weeks back

              😂😂😂😂 17:36 thank me later

              • CRIS DAMPILAC
                CRIS DAMPILAC  2 weeks back

                so they're mocking the Boeing

                • arnel vlog
                  arnel vlog  2 weeks back

                  Antonov 225 enter the group

                • George Isaak
                  George Isaak  2 weeks back

                  AN - 124 it's not an airplane people , it's a planet on wheels ! And it's not even the biggest of it's kind !!!! Russians and Ukrainians know how to build BIG stuff !!!!

                  • jerry leroy
                    jerry leroy  3 weeks back

                    At 15:41 is the back hatch open on the rear of the plane? Looks like it.

                    • 阳陈
                      阳陈  3 weeks back

                      Please allow your channel video available sri Lanka

                      • 阳陈
                        阳陈  3 weeks back

                        Wow

                        • Xlaxsauce
                          Xlaxsauce  3 weeks back

                          I don't understand why a company doesn't try to design a replacement plane for regions which must carry larger loads to remote regions. Unless making those kind of planes costs a lot vs carry capacity

                          • Shyam Bakrania
                            Shyam Bakrania  4 weeks back

                            Not enough ads.

                            • Huawei Chan
                              Huawei Chan  4 weeks back

                              Subs rather than voice over please

                              • darkalligator
                                darkalligator  4 weeks back

                                Not sure, but that dc3 had an accident and the pilots died.

                                • Paul Chan
                                  Paul Chan  4 weeks back

                                  Excuse you, the king of the sky is the AN-225

                                  • dxbmick
                                    dxbmick  1 months back

                                    The AN124 did not have original engines. Anyone know what motors are on the one in the video? Look like some 787 type.

                                    • curtis wheeler
                                      curtis wheeler  1 months back

                                      all these companies that build these large jets is just,well put it this way if the jet crashes that's just more souls that shouldn't of departed"excuse the pun". (passenger jets) to be exact. ,in reality more jobs are lost.

                                      • Logic-101
                                        Logic-101  1 months back

                                        i wonder what planes will be like in the next 10 years

                                        • Outdoor activities
                                          Outdoor activities  1 months back

                                          👍👍👍👍

                                          • G. Mendoza
                                            G. Mendoza  1 months back

                                            👍👍👍

                                            • Kevin Akol
                                              Kevin Akol  1 months back

                                              Boeing is boring

                                              • ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN
                                                ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN  1 months back

                                                Those columbian DC-3's are sketchy af.... I'm sorry lmao

                                                • northface151
                                                  northface151  1 months back

                                                  15:42 the rear cargo door is already opening up

                                                  • savagex466
                                                    savagex466  1 months back

                                                    Ya i love the DC 3 reminds me of a airstream its awsome would be dope for skydiveing to

                                                    • Adrian Mustaffa
                                                      Adrian Mustaffa  1 months back

                                                      Why Lufthansa? Singapore airlines is 1st to fly..

                                                      • Siegfried Pretsch
                                                        Siegfried Pretsch  1 months back

                                                        This documentary is flawed with inaccuracies!

                                                        • Brendan Audi
                                                          Brendan Audi  4 weeks back

                                                          @Siegfried Pretsch Alright Mate

                                                        • Siegfried Pretsch
                                                          Siegfried Pretsch  4 weeks back

                                                          @Brendan Audi I'll that for the uninformed to figure out.

                                                        • Brendan Audi
                                                          Brendan Audi  4 weeks back

                                                          I thought you were going to state the inaccuracies??

                                                      • Beryl
                                                        Beryl  1 months back

                                                        13:13 "according to myth, it can even land without a pilot"

                                                        • strictly sativa
                                                          strictly sativa  2 weeks back

                                                          Scrolled to comments as soon as he said it lmaooo

                                                      • Jonathan
                                                        Jonathan  1 months back

                                                        the donkey's cart had a diff (only 4wder's will get it)

                                                        • George Isaak
                                                          George Isaak  2 weeks back

                                                          i bet it packs lots of power under the hood ...that Donkey :) it runs on hay , friendly to the environment , reliable , it doesn't need GPS whatsoever , it remembers the trail by itself and once in a while gets a carrot as a treat !!!!

                                                      • syed hasani
                                                        syed hasani  1 months back

                                                        A380- Bottom Line Is More Important!!

                                                        • Guillaume Romain
                                                          Guillaume Romain  4 weeks back

                                                          syed hasani Safety is paramount. What do you bother for the bottom line for?
                                                          Airbus king

                                                      • Jerom Richard
                                                        Jerom Richard  1 months back

                                                        Yeah, who else remembers DC-3 plane in the Expendable movie ???

                                                        • Fabricio Fercher
                                                          Fabricio Fercher  1 months back

                                                          Engineer to kill? We are not intelligent yet. It is much more cheap give things to people than kill them

                                                          • tha idealist
                                                            tha idealist  1 months back

                                                            A 70 year old airplane is still in operation. Crushing cars after 5 years of use is non excusable

                                                            • MaTtRoSiTy
                                                              MaTtRoSiTy  3 weeks back

                                                              Planned obsolescence

                                                            • tha idealist
                                                              tha idealist  1 months back

                                                              @vondahe FIVE YEARS. Who said forever

                                                            • vondahe
                                                              vondahe  1 months back

                                                              There is no business in producing cars that last. Volvo tried with the 540 and Amazon series. Some Mercedes can also last for a very long time but you really need to do your homework.

                                                          • ראובן כהן
                                                            ראובן כהן  1 months back

                                                            You have one big mistake in this video. The biggest cargo plane in the aonotov AN-225 "miraia" six engines and he is so big the he can carry complete boing 737 without the wing inside his belly. To show the dworf cargo plane as the aonotove 124 ia not the biggest in the slidest

                                                            • Jim dela Cruz Vera
                                                              Jim dela Cruz Vera  1 months back

                                                              did the british narrator just said Soccer field? wtf.. its football field

                                                              • Patrick Brookings
                                                                Patrick Brookings  1 months back

                                                                You should have shown the AN-225 instead. That monster even dwarfs the AN-124.

                                                                • doomstand doom
                                                                  doomstand doom  7 days back

                                                                  @George Isaak An--255 engines produce the same amount of power as those installed on An-124 and they are interchangeable between these aircraft meaning they are basically the same. And one engine posses 24-25k horse power. So not 300k dude)))

                                                                • Intel & Nvidia SUXXZZZ!!!
                                                                  Intel & Nvidia SUXXZZZ!!!  2 weeks back

                                                                  @George Isaak NOOO!! ITS NOT 4 ENGINES BUT 6 JET ENGINES!!

                                                                • George Isaak
                                                                  George Isaak  2 weeks back

                                                                  You are correct !!!! What a monster is AN-225 indeed !!!! I heard it's 4 engines produce 300k bhp ...can you imagine what else could need so much power ??? It is just mind boggling

                                                                • Intel & Nvidia SUXXZZZ!!!
                                                                  Intel & Nvidia SUXXZZZ!!!  3 weeks back

                                                                  This is why they are such a FAIL Documentary vendor

                                                                • Patrick Brookings
                                                                  Patrick Brookings  1 months back

                                                                  @kemi242 I know there is only one AN-225 in existence. The second one, I don't think it's even being worked on, it's just a shell, so I doubt it will ever get completed.
                                                                  But the title doesn't mention anything about mass produced planes, just world's biggest planes. Which the AN-225 most certainly is, as you said with that comparison too. Anyway, maybe they will show it in another episode ;)

                                                              • Mansoor Tatla
                                                                Mansoor Tatla  1 months back

                                                                Unloading from a Donkey Cart :)

                                                                • Tony Lam
                                                                  Tony Lam  1 months back

                                                                  Computers and high tech equipment are nowhere to be found in the front office of a DC3. That Garmin GPS on top of the panel must have came from Douglas in 1940s !!

                                                                  • john holmes
                                                                    john holmes  1 months back

                                                                    Soo many ads

                                                                    • Luc Desaulniers
                                                                      Luc Desaulniers  1 months back

                                                                      But the 380 needs very solid runways to land (so with the Antonov), and not mentionning the airports it lands on the number of passengers to deal with when it lands. DC3, CIA dope runner. Dreamliner won’t roth in the Nevada desert nowdays !

                                                                      • Torrarosa
                                                                        Torrarosa  1 months back

                                                                        A380 is  a dinosaur.. If it wasn't for the sand people it would have already been extinct..

                                                                        • Guillaume Romain
                                                                          Guillaume Romain  4 weeks back

                                                                          Torrarosa illiterate boeing fan boy

                                                                        • Patrick Brookings
                                                                          Patrick Brookings  1 months back

                                                                          From what I understand, they pulled the plug on the A380 earlier this year. Of course, it will still be around for many years, but no new orders are being taken. A shame.

                                                                        • Starsky 83
                                                                          Starsky 83  1 months back

                                                                          Interesting.....why is that? And Sand People?????

                                                                      • Саня Кудря
                                                                        Саня Кудря  1 months back

                                                                        What about Antonov 225 Mriya?)

                                                                        • Patrick Brookings
                                                                          Patrick Brookings  1 months back

                                                                          @Abdul Waseh It was originally built to transport the Russian space shuttle Buran. When that project failed, it stood unused for quite a few years. Until it was refurbished and made into the transporter it is today.

                                                                        • Abdul Waseh
                                                                          Abdul Waseh  1 months back

                                                                          I'm pretty sure it was designed for more unusual types of cargo. and plus, i think it's going through maintenance right now.

                                                                      • Barry Macdonald
                                                                        Barry Macdonald  1 months back

                                                                        i really do love these docos, but why the fk do we always need to start off something with german, cant they do british airways quantas siberian even, always german,

                                                                        • Selehadin HABEŞİ
                                                                          Selehadin HABEŞİ  1 months back

                                                                          i dont lnow .... may be it is because the documentary is made in germany

                                                                      • Mr. Groovy 2 Shoes
                                                                        Mr. Groovy 2 Shoes  1 months back

                                                                        Those dc 3 can land on a frozen lake with or w/o skies just depends if there is a landing strip made or not.Those landing strips are crucial for countries with real estate in the north and arctic circle.

                                                                        • Dennis Kioko
                                                                          Dennis Kioko  1 months back

                                                                          I love this kinda documentaries!

                                                                          • Mokhamad Oky
                                                                            Mokhamad Oky  1 months back

                                                                            Awesome documentary.. great video..