Spotting 2-Engine Wide-Body Jet Airliners


The airliner is large, and has two engines ... so it must be a ... ?

Most wide-body jet airliners in service today have two engines, one under each wing, and are manufactured by Boeing or Airbus.

Several aircraft reside in the "twin-engine, wide-body" category, including"

  • Boeing 767, 777 and 787
  • Airbus A300, A310, A330 and A350

The Boeing Twin-Engine Wide-Body Family of Airliners

The twin-engine, wide-body Boeing 767-300-ER of Air Canada
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Boeing 767-300-ER of Air Canada

Comparison of the Boeing 767-200, 767-300 and 767-400 models. The main landing gear fall towards the front on the 767.
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Spotter tips for the Boeing 767-200 (top) and 767-300 (bottom). The main landing gear fall towards the front.

Boeing 767 (top) and Airbus A330 (bottom) landing gear differences
Boeing 767 and Airbus A330 spotting guide

The twin-engine, wide-body Boeing 777-200 (top) and Boeing 777-300 (below)
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Airplane spotter tips for the Boeing 777-200 (top) and Boeing 777-300 (below)

Boeing 777 undercarriage featuring dual 6-wheel landing gear
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Boeing 777 undercarriage featuring dual 6-wheel landing gear

British Airways Boeing 777 (top) and Boeing 767 (below) showing differences in the overall front fuselage design.
British Airways Boeing 777 (top) and Boeing 767 (below) showing differences in the overall front fuselage design.

ANA Boeing 777 (top) and Boeing 767 (bottom)
ANA Boeing 777 (top) and Boeing 767 (bottom)

The latest in Boeing's wide-body, twin-jet family is the 787 Dreamliner. Boeing 787-8 (top) and Boeing 787-9 (below)
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The latest in Boeings wide-body, twin-jet family is the 787 Dreamliner. Boeing 787-8 (top) and Boeing 787-9 (below)

Side-by-side view of the twin-jets Airbus A350 (below) and Boeing 787 (top)
Side-by-side view of the Boeing 787 (top) and Airbus A350 (below)

Cockpit windshield comparison of the
Boeing 787 (below) and Airbus A350 (top)
Cockpit windshield comparison of the Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787



The Airbus Twin-Engine Wide-Body Family of Airliners

Iberia Airbus A300-B4-120
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Austrian Airlines Airbus A310-325ET
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The twin-engine, wide-body Airbus A330-300 of Northwest Airlines
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Northwest Airbus A330-300

Qatar Airbus A350-941
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The twin-engine, wide-body Airbus A350 showing its blended winglets

Airbus A350 showing its unique windshield configuration