VIDEO & PICTURE: World’s largest aircraft, An-225, emerges to set new lift record

 

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Ukraine’s Antonov An-225 has emerged from an overhaul in Kiev to claim a record airlift at Frankfurt Hahn Airport.

Antonov Airlines’ An-225 is the sole example of the heavy-lift freighter, the world’s largest operational aircraft. Continue reading and watch a video of the aircraft taxiing at Hahn Airport…

From the archive -

Antonov’s Dream realised: Flight International’s account of the aircraft’s first flight plus general arrangement diagram …

Building big: The Soviet Union has sound economic reasons for building the world’s largest transport aircraft, as senior aircraft constructor AS Vovnyenko reveals in this detailed description* of the genesis, design and construction of the Antonov An-225 Mriya. Continue reading…

Antonov’s ‘Dream’ is world’s largest: Bulges above the fuselage of the Antonov An-225 Mriya are faired-in hardpoints for piggyback payloads, possibly including the Soviet space shuttle Buran. Continue reading… 

 

 

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