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An aircraft and associated method of manufacture and operation. The aircraft can include a fuselage having a first portion and a second portion projecting upwardly from the first portion, with the first portion housing a passenger deck and the second portion being positioned above the passenger deck. A first wing can extend outwardly from the first portion of the fuselage and the second wing can extend outwardly from the second portion of the fuselage, with the second wing being positioned above and forward of the first wing. Accordingly, the fuselage can include a plurality of passenger doors simultaneously accessible to ground-based passenger load/unload equipment with at least one of the passenger doors positioned beneath the second wing.