Find out when "the World's Biggest Airliner" is going to be on The Learning Channel. Ben Bowie, British documentarian (?) spent two years following the creation of the world's biggest airplane, the Airbus A380. Seats 500-800!
Great article about same in the June 11, 2005 issue of New Scientist. Get the full-text from LexisNexis or the library's copy.