The largest aircraft in the world is the Antonov AN-225 “Mriya”.
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Now that that’s covered, the world’s shortest commercial runway is Juancho E Yrausquin Airport, Saba coming in at a whopping 1,312 feet long, or about 400 meters.
The 225 would touch down and promptly fall into the ocean on the other side of the runway. It would probably be safer to ditch in the ocean beside the airport.
Without using the runway above, there are many, many regional and municipal airports where the 225 simply could not land. For instance, Skyline Airport in Idaho has a runway length of only 400 feet. Either way, the AN225 is 275’ long, over half the length of the airport’s runway. No matter which way you cut it, the 225 isn’t going to be landing there anytime soon.
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