First An-225 Commercial Flight

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IL Serge Pod #09.01.2002 20:50

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First An-225 Flight

The world`s largest aircraft, the An-225, made its first commercial flight Wednesday when it flew from Stuttgart, Germany to Oman carrying meals for U.S. military personnel, Ukraine`s Antonov Airlines said last week.

The 250-ton-capacity cargo plane was carrying 187.5 tons of prepared meals to Thumrait in southern Oman and was operated by Antonov Airlines in conjunction with its British-based worldwide general sales agent, AirFoyle Heavylift, a statement said Thursday.

The capacity of the giant six-engine aircraft is more than twice as much as a Boeing 747-400 freighter, and it was originally designed to carry the Soviet space shuttle.


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