The Antonov An-225 Mriya Aircraft Click to advance.
Operators Ukraine Antonov Airlines Russian Air Force
Specifications (An-225) Orthographically projected diagram of the An-225 Mriya. Data from Vectorsite Antonovs Heavy Transports General characteristics * Crew: 6 * Payload: 250000 kg (550000 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 m (9743.7 ft) * Cargo Volume: 1300 m (45913.8 ft) * Empty weight: 175000 kg (385800 lb) * Max takeoff weight: 600000 kg (1323000 lb) * Powerplant: 6 ZMKB Progress D-18 turbofans 229.5 kN (51600 lbf) each * Takeoff run: 3500 m (11500 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: 15400 km (9570 mi) o With maximum payload: 4000 km (2500 mi) * Service ceiling: 11000 m (36100 ft) * Wing loading: 662.9 kg/m (135.5 lb/ft) * Thrust/weight: 0.234
Huge but graceful. Designed as a cargo carrier.
Three of it s six powerful engines.
See more of this large bird.
Airborne with landing gears extended
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.
On The Edge Of Darkness
Departing Prestwick from a wet Runway 13 at 7pm this aircraft always brings out the Photographers no matter the weather as you can see here.
Definitely unusual to see this huge beast come and go from Memphis International.
Coming into land on RW 3-1.
Loading process with cable-rolls with lowered front gear. A/c took off with 3hrs delay.
The enormous flight deck of the worlds biggest aircraft.
Left flight instruments panel
Huge Bird with wings out streatched
The Ukrainian monster taking off from rwy 22 on a relief flight to Islamabad via Cologne and Baku.
Spot the biggest bird in the world in front of CGNs tower nice to see.
Stopping at Keflavik for fuel and crew rest while carrying relief equipment to the USA after hurricane Katrina
Most noticeable aspect of the Mriya cockpit are the six engine throttle levers.
Under construction at Aviant-Kiev Aviation Plant. Its my dream to see this Mriya in the air.
Hundreds of people are watching you... say cheese...
Flight Operators Cabin
Picture details of the rear pax cabin and kitchen
Storage for crew shopping and a change room. Note the Ukrainian flag on the uniform sleeve.
Upper level crew rest area
One of the crew rest areas on the An-225 Mriya.
One of the An-225 Mriya flight engineers was present and hard at work in the cockpit .
The worlds largest air cargo cabin (43m long).
Closeup of the six thrust levers
You cant believe how much wiring/electronics are needed to power this huge airliner
Six thrust levers ! The nose is raised.
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!).