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Antonov AN-225 Mriya made first flight in 2018 in Gostomel Airport

Antonov AN-225 Mriya made first flight in 2018 in Gostomel Airport

On in Gostomel Airport (GML) Antonov AN-225 Mriya made her first test flight in 2018 during 1 hour and 43 minutes.

Antonov AN-225 Mriya (UR-82060) again got into the air after repair and modernization for future commercial cargo flight to Saudi Arabia via Leipzig and Ankara in the beginning of April.

Pilots reached the height of almost 12 kilometers where they tested new navigation equipment. After almost two-hour flight Mriya returned to Gostomel Airport (GML).

Antonov AN-225 Mriya (UR-82060) Facts

Mriya has established the world record of carrying capacity. In March 1989 the aircraft carried a flight with a cargo of 156.3 tons thus defeating at the same time 110 world records of aviation. Later she beat this record by entering Guinness Book of Records with absolute record of carrying capacity of 253.8 tons.

Antonov AN-225 Mriya is the heaviest lifting airplane that ever take-off into the air. The maximum take-off weight of the aircraft is 640 tons. The task of developers of the aircraft was to create an airplane for transportation of USSR Buran Spacecraft.

Dimensions of Antonov AN-225 - length is 84 meters and height is 18 meters. She also set record for wingspan length of existing aircrafts - 88 meters. Only Hughes H-4 "Hercules" which rose to the air only once and is now a museum exhibit has larger wingspan of 98 meters.

Fuel consumption by aircraft is 15.9 tons per hour in cruise flight and in case of Jet fuel cost (TC-1) of 900 USD per ton - total cost of fuel per hour is around 15 000 USD. To replenish the tank of such a large aircraft of 365 tons is needed 60 five-ton refuelers and up to one and a half days of time.

Dimensions of cargo cabin of Antonov AN-225 Mriya: length - 43 m, width - 6.4 m, height - 4.4 m. It can simultaneously transport 80 passenger cars or several dump trucks BELAZ. For example cargo compartment of Mriya can accommodate the entire body of Boeing 737.

Also you could visit virtually Antonov AN-225 Mriya with 3D Tour and walk inside the world largest aircraft.


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City: Gostomel
Country: Ukraine

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