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.


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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

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Yuriy Husyev

CEO of UkrOboronProm

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Acting CEO of Antonov Aircraft Manufacturing