A Giant in the Skies. The Largest Airliner in the World. The Russian built “Antonov An-225 Mriya Aircraft.”
The Antonov An-225 Mriya Aircraft Click to advance.
Specifications (An-225) Orthographically projected diagram of the An-225 Mriya. Data from Vectorsite, Antonov's Heavy Transports General characteristics * Crew: 6 * Payload: 250,000 kg (550,000 lb) * Door dimensions: 440 x 640 cm (14.4 x 21.0 ft) * Length: 84 m (275.6 ft) * Wingspan: 88.40 m (290 ft 2 in) * Height: 18.1 m (59.3 ft) * Wing area: 905.0 m² (9,743.7 ft²) * Cargo Volume: 1300 m³ (45913.8 ft³) * Empty weight: 175,000 kg (385,800 lb) * Max takeoff weight: 600,000 kg (1,323,000 lb) * Powerplant: 6× ZMKB Progress D-18 turbofans, 229.5 kN (51,600 lbf) each * Takeoff run: 3,500 m (11,500 ft) with maximum payload Performance * Maximum speed: 850 km/h (460 knots, 530 mph) * Cruise speed: 800 km/h (430 knots, 500 mph) * Range: o With maximum fuel: 15,400 km (9,570 mi) o With maximum payload: 4,000 km (2,500 mi) * Service ceiling: 11,000 m (36,100 ft) * Wing loading: 662.9 kg/m² (135.5 lb/ft²) * Thrust/weight: 0.234 Operators Ukraine Antonov Airlines Russian Air Force
Huge but graceful. Designed as a cargo carrier.
A great Christmas present: "Mriya" visits Amsterdam. Our airport has a lot of bridges that could not handle the weight of the 225 so the aircraft had to stay on the west side of the airport. It seen here parked on a taxiway and the crew are preparing the aircraft for the loading procedure.
The massive AN-225 Mriya (NATO name Cossak) never fails to impress, this head on close up does not include all six engines but illustrates the immense size of the aircraft and how similar it is to its sister aircraft the AN124. It also shows the mounts used for the carrying the Buran shuttle. The aircraft was departing back to Kiev on a ferry flight from EMA.
One of the six ZMKB Progress Lotarev D-18T turbofan with 51.590 pounds of thrust each...
First flight of the An-225 was December 21, 1988. Here on static display at Paris Air Show 1989, it was also the first appearance in the west for the "Mriya". On the roof rack the soviet space ship "Buran".
Aircraft length 275.7 feet, wingspan 290 feet (almost as long as a football field!).
A/C makes a"dirty" at the Abbotsford Air Show.