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Thursday, February 22, 2018

The largest transport aircraft an-225 arrived from the Czech Republic to Australia

The largest transport aircraft an-225 “Mriya”, is able to bring on Board up to 250 tons of cargo, made a flight from Czech Republic to Australia. The flight lasted four days. For landing aircraft-giant was watched by almost 50 thousand people.

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An-225 Mriya — Soviet-made aircraft, was designed and built at the Kiev mechanical plant under the leadership of V. I. Tolmachev) in 1984-1988. First flight of the largest transport companies made 21 December 1988.

We collected two cars, one of them — which is a speech — operated by Ukrainian company Antonov Airlines.

This is the An-225 and concluded a four-day flight from the Czech Prague in the Australian city of Perth.

As he requires refueling every four thousand kilometers of flight — there were several stops in the Turkmen Turkmenbashi, Indian Hyderabad and Jakarta.

In Perth it landed two hours later than planned – about 12.00 local time (7.00 GMT). The an-225 brought to Australia a 135-ton generator production of one of the factories in Pilsen.

To watch the landing of the aircraft giant was going from 40 to 50 thousand people from across the country, triggering a big traffic jam around the airport. About 15 thousand people lined up along the fence of the airport, and about 21 thousands watched from the terminal, from the observation deck, reports The age.

Note that Russia has another Antonov – An−124−100 “Ruslan” 178 weighing 400 kg, which is the world’s largest serial cargo aircraft.

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