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narrow-body aircraft

n. a commercial airliner with a single aisle [syn: narrowbody aircraft, narrow-body]

Narrow-body aircraft

A narrow-body aircraft or single-aisle aircraft is an airliner arranged along a single aisle permitting up to 6-abreast seating in a cabin below of width. In contrast, a wide-body aircraft is a larger airliner usually configured with multiple aisles and a fuselage diameter of more than allowing more than 7-abreast seating and often more travel classes. The highest seating capacity of a narrow-body aircraft is 295 passengers in the Boeing 757–300, while wide-body aircraft can accommodate between 250 and 600 passengers.

Between 2015 and 2035, Flightglobal expects more than single-aisles to be delivered for almost $ billion, % Airbus A320 family ceo and neo and % Boeing 737 NG and max. Narrow-body aircraft with a range not allowing transatlantic or transcontinental flights are commonly known as regional airliners.

2-abreast aircraft seats typically 4 to 19 passengers, 3-abreast 24 to 45, 4-abreast 44 to 80, 5-abreast 85 to 130, 6-abreast 120 to 230.