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Antonov Begins Designing New AN-225Antonov Company has just announced that they will begin planning out the new design of the biggest aircraft in the world, the Antonov AN-225, shortly after it was destroyed in the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine War. (aeroxplorer.com) More...
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Most likely be built as a second generation An-225. Preserving Antonev’s legacy in building a large aircraft which will be more efficient and mission capable. The thought of an aircraft such as this returning to the skies with today’s technology is exciting. Mriya is part of Ukraines National Pride. It will take a large amount of money, and some time, but human will, will make it happen.
God bless Ukraine!
I hope I live long enough to see this plan come to fruition. I saw Mryia in the late 80s when it first came to Oakland, Ca, and again a couple of years ago. One majestic beast.
This is wonderful, and I hope they can pull it together in under a decade. Antonov has the original drawings to base the new design on, so with modern materials, engines and avionics, this new 225 will take the company to the beginning of the next century
I hope they can pull it off. When I saw what was left of the old one, I almost cried. It was a fantastic aircraft, especially for those huge cargoes which otherwise needed land/sea transportation.
Hope it is still a 6 engine design. But with today's engines, they could probably do it easily with 4.