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An airliner is a type of aircraft for transporting passengers and air cargo. Such aircraft are most often operated by airlines.

In the aerospace context, an airliner is a type of aircraft that is designed to transport passengers and cargo on a regular basis, usually over scheduled routes and on a commercial basis. These aircrafts are typically operated by airlines and are equipped with amenities such as seating arrangements, overhead compartments, galleys, lavatories and other comfort features for passengers.

Examples of commercial airliners include:

  • Boeing 747, a wide-body aircraft that was first introduced in 1970, and is often referred to as the "Queen of the Skies."

  • Airbus A320, a narrow-body aircraft that is one of the most popular and widely used airliners in the world.

  • Boeing 737, another narrow-body aircraft that is widely used by airlines around the world.

  • McDonnell Douglas DC-9 and MD-80, narrow-body jet airliners that were produced by McDonnell Douglas

  • Embraer E-Jets, a family of narrow-body regional jet airliners produced by Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer

  • Bombardier CRJ series, a family of regional jet airliners produced by Canadian aerospace manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace

These are just a few examples of the many different types of commercial airliners that are in use today. New aircrafts are being developed by companies like Airbus and Boeing and are now in service like the A350 and B787.

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