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Antonov An-225 Mriya

ANTONOV AN-225 MRIYA World heaviest aeroplane

The international charter services provided by the Antonov airlines which is a Ukraine cargo airline owns the spectacular Antonov An-225 Mriya. This plane is the heaviest plan built. Hostomel airport near Kyiv is its main base.

Antonov An-225 Mriya is capable of transporting heavy objects. Usually it was impossible to carry heavy materials in a plane but Antonov An-225 Mriya has made it easy. The first ever service by Antonov An-225 Mriya was to supply meals to the American military personnel from Stuttgart in Germany to Thumrait in Omen with 2 16,000 meals. This took place on 3rd of 2002. Since then Antonov An-225 Mriya has been used in transporting various heavy materials from places. Antonov An-225 Mriya also helps when it comes to disaster-relief operations in quickly transporting huge amounts of supplies. The international relief organization sees this as an amazing aid in emergency situations. It is nearly impossible to move heavy generators, etc with tons of weight by air but Antonov An-225 Mriya is different. It was built with the ability to carry some of the heaviest of heaviest objects by air.An-225 was loaded the heaviest single cargo, on 11 of august 2009 which weighed at a record of 189 tons. The generator was 16.23(53.2ft) long and 4.27m (14.0 ft) wide. It was carried to a power plant in Armenia.

Antonov an-225 Mriya has also carried the world’s longest piece of air cargo, wind turbine blades. Its fleet was from Tianjin, China to Skrydstrup of Denmark.

The covid-19 pandemic has affected the globe severely in terms of health, business, and economy. The Antonov an-225 Mriya has aided in delivering medical supplies all over the world.

Antonov An-225 Mriya has gained a lot of popularity because of its unique features. So much so that on may 2016 a crowd of more than 15000 were gathered at Perth airport in Australia just to view An-225. People frequently visited the airport to know the arrivals and departures timings of Antonov An-225 Mriya.

The strategic airlift airplane Myasishchev VM-T atlant was used to carry rocket boosters and Buran-class orbiters for the sovie4y space programmers’. Antonov An-25 Mriya was designed by Viktor Tolmachev as a replacement to Myasishchev VM-T atlant.

The Antonov An-=225 Mriya which literally means ‘dream’ or’ inspiration’ the world’s heaviest aircraft ever built with 6 turbo fan engines and largest wingspan .Its maximum takeoff weight is up to 640 tons (710 short tons;630 long tons).

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