25-03-2011 / ANTONOV−225 DELIVERED HUMANITARIAN AIDS TO JAPAN
Today, on March 25, 2011, the AN−225 “Mriya” of ANTONOV Airlines delivered humanitarian cargoes, generators and vehicles with total mass of 140 t to Japan. AN−225 landed in Narita airport (
The AN−225 “Mriya” often takes part in humanitarian operations. So, in October 2009 it performed several flights on delivery generators to Samoa. They were necessary for recovery of work of Satala electric station damaged by tsunami. Only the volume cabin of the AN−225 was able to accommodate at once ten 12−ton generators, each of them was as large as 6−meter container.
In February 2010 “Mriya” transported large−sized building machines (bulldozers, trucks, tractors, loaders) for elimination of earthquake consequences on Haiti. The cargo weighing 108 t was delivered from
For the inquiry: the AN−225 is intended for delivery of large−dimension long−length cargoes to any destinations of the world. These freights can be accommodated both inside of the fuselage and on the external store on the top.
Maximum payload is 250 t, range of a flight with cargo of 200 t inside of the fuselage –
On May 23, 2001 the Interstate Aviation Committee Air Register (
The AN−225 holds about 300 world records including transportation the heaviest cargo weighting 253 t, the heaviest monocargo weighing
Outstanding achievements of ANTONOV Airlines brought to the airlines well−deserved recognition as in our country as on the international arena. In the 1990−s Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine gave it status of the national cargo aviation transporter. Aviation authorities of the USA gave the fifth level of freedom, it means that it is allowed to fly inland and to transport cargoes belonging to the American companies. In the recent ten years a number of the international contracts on transportations including the long−term one were signed with 18 states are being successfully performed.