December 09, 2015

Ukraine will use western parts for a new version of the worlds largest cargo plane the AN-225

Ukraine's Antonov aircraft is looking to inject western technologies and spare parts into its giant An-124 Condor and An-225 Mriya designs. So instead of having one giant plane constructed under one giant design philosophy, they’ll both now be a mix of both West and East.

Doing so would not only ease these aircraft’s spare parts woes, but it could result in new sales for the the Condor, a jet whose capabilities remain in high demand.

Ukraine’s Antonov Airlines operates seven An-124s, as well as the massive An-225, the largest cargo plane in the world, and simply the largest plane ever, depending on how you measure it.

The AN-225 is powered by six turbofan engines and is the longest and heaviest airplane ever built with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes. It has airlifted a total payload of 253,820 kilograms. (253 metric tons)

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