World Records

253.8 tons

In 2001, the giant broke the absolute load record, lifting 253.8 tons of cargo to a height of 10,700 m

42.1 m

The longest cargo in the history of air transportation is two blades of a windmill

187.6 tons

Transportation of the heaviest mono cargo in the history of aviation

The development of the aircraft began in 1985. The chief designer of the project was Viktor Tolmachov.

In the photo: General Director of the Aviation Scientific and Technical Complex named after O. Antonov Petro Balabuev, who managed all the development of An series aircraft, demonstrates the An-225 model during a press conference on December 2, 1988.

AN-225 MRIYA:
THE LARGEST PLANE, THE TECHNICAL MIRACLE OF THE WORLD.

250 TONS

Weight

88.4 METERS

Wingspan

84 METERS

Length

History

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History

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News

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We have a dream -
new Mriya

Building of a new MRIYA is a matter of international image of Ukraine and a matter of remembrance of our best professional pilots who died in the war against Russia.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

President of Ukraine

We already have a plan how to build a new Ukrainian MRIYA. The NEW MRIYA should be even better that the one destroyed by russian invaders.

Yuriy Husyev

CEO of UkrOboronProm

The project of building a new MRIYA is already underway. There are sceptics who claim that this project is not commercially viable. However, we believe that building a plane like MRIYA should be evaluated by other criteria. New AN-225 will be a symbol of our victory in the war and a symbol of rebirth of Ukrainian aircraft manufacturing industry.

Yevhen Havrilov

Acting CEO of Antonov Aircraft Manufacturing