The world’s largest aircraft, the AN-225 “Mriya”, has landed in Berlin, Germany, as its Ukrainian owner, ANTONOV Company, announced it is ready to provide additional support to the Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS) programme with the necessary number of AN-124-100 aircraft for strategic air transportations in the interest of NATO and EU nations.
The AN-225, which is operated by ANTONOV Company’s air transportation division, ANTONOV Airlines, is taking part in the Berlin Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace (ILA) Air Show.
The AN-225, with its 250-tonne payload capacity, is part of a fleet of heavy lift aircraft operated by ANTONOV Airlines, including seven AN-124-100s, two of which have an increased payload capacity of 150 tonnes.
The fleet is undergoing a modernisation programme, ensuring it can continue to safely fly outsized and emergency cargo globally, with a rapid turnaround time.
The AN-225 will be at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2018 until Sunday, 29th April 201