Antonov Airlines

Antonov Airlines is a Ukrainian cargo airline that operates international charter services in the world of the oversized cargo market. It owns the only completed Antonov An-225, the world’s largest operational cargo aircraft.

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UKRAINIAN ATHLETES BREAK RECORD PULLING ANTONOV AIRLINES’ AN-225 IN THE WEEK IT TAKES CENTRE STAGE FOR INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS


Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday 3rd September: Antonov Airlines’ AN-225, the world’s largest and heaviest plane, was pulled 4.3 m in 73 seconds by eight Ukrainian strongmen two days after headlining Ukraine’s 30th Independence Day air show celebrations.

The weight of the AN-225 ‘Mriya’ aircraft including fuel was 328 tonnes on the day of the record. The AN-225, the only one of its kind, was pulled by a group of eight Ukrainian strongman athletes to set a national record.

“The record was set at our Kyiv-Antonov home airfield by eight of the strongest athletes in Ukraine and was certified as a record-breaking move by representatives of the National Register of Records of the country,” said Andriy Blagovisniy, Commercial Director, Antonov Airlines.

“Even after more than 30 years of service, Mriya – which means dream – is still keeping her spot in setting both national and world records.”

In the same week the AN-225 Mriya joined other aircraft for a fly-by over the main streets of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv as part of Independence Day celebrations.

“The AN-225 flight over the centre of the capital was one of the  highlights of this event because Mriya is the pride of Ukraine and the largest plane in the world; she impressed everyone watching her demonstration flight,” said Dmytro Antonov, Antonov Airlines’ Chief Pilot and Captain, who flew the AN-255 on the day.

Ukrainian aircraft designed by the ANTONOV Company also took part in the fly-by, including the STOL transport AN-70.

Mriya was recently put back into commercial service to help with capacity shortages in the wake of pandemic needs.

Antonov Airlines’ fleet, based in Kyiv, Ukraine, includes seven AN-124-100 aircraft, two of which have been modified to accommodate up to 150 tonnes, as well as unique 250-tonne payload AN-225 Mriya, which is the largest aircraft in the world, a 60-tonne payload AN-22, and smaller AN-74 and AN-26 aircraft.

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About Antonov Airlines

Antonov Airlines specialises in the transportation of outsized and project cargo worldwide using its fleet of seven AN-124-100 “Ruslan” aircraft, two of them with up to 150 tonnes payload, its 60-tonne payload AN-22, and its unique 250-tonne payload AN-225 “Mriya”, which is the largest aircraft in the world, as well as smaller AN-74 and AN-26 aircraft.

More than 30 years after launching as the first company to offer the AN-124-100 commercially, Antonov Airlines continues to deliver air cargo solutions across the aerospace, defence, energy, humanitarian, industrial, automotive, and oil and gas sectors.

Antonov Airlines is a division of Antonov Company, headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine, and a Ukrainian state-owned enterprise, which designs, develops, produces, and maintains the AN aircraft.

Antonov Airlines is member of leading international project cargo specialist group The Heavy Lift Group.

Antonov Airlines’ headquarters is at 1, Akademika Tupoleva Str., Kyiv. Its Ukrainian sales team is on hand to receive outsize cargo charter enquiries and can be contacted collectively at the following e-mail address – sales@antonovairlines.aero.


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UKRAINIAN ATHLETES BREAK RECORD PULLING ANTONOV AIRLINES’ AN-225 IN THE WEEK IT TAKES CENTRE STAGE FOR INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS

Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday 3rd September: Antonov Airlines’ AN-225, the world’s largest and heaviest plane, was pulled 4.3 m in 73 seconds by eight Ukrainian strongmen two days after headlining Ukraine’s 30th Independence Day air show celebrations.

The weight of the AN-225 ‘Mriya’ aircraft including fuel was 328 tonnes on the day of the record. The AN-225, the only one of its kind, was pulled by a group of eight Ukrainian strongman athletes to set a national record.

“The record was set at our Kyiv-Antonov home airfield by eight of the strongest athletes in Ukraine and was certified as a record-breaking move by representatives of the National Register of Records of the country,” said Andriy Blagovisniy, Commercial Director, Antonov Airlines.

“Even after more than 30 years of service, Mriya – which means dream – is still keeping her spot in setting both national and world records.”

In the same week the AN-225 Mriya joined other aircraft for a fly-by over the main streets of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv as part of Independence Day celebrations.

“The AN-225 flight over the centre of the capital was one of the  highlights of this event because Mriya is the pride of Ukraine and the largest plane in the world; she impressed everyone watching her demonstration flight,” said Dmytro Antonov, Antonov Airlines’ Chief Pilot and Captain, who flew the AN-255 on the day.

Ukrainian aircraft designed by the ANTONOV Company also took part in the fly-by, including the STOL transport AN-70.

Mriya was recently put back into commercial service to help with capacity shortages in the wake of pandemic needs.

Antonov Airlines’ fleet, based in Kyiv, Ukraine, includes seven AN-124-100 aircraft, two of which have been modified to accommodate up to 150 tonnes, as well as unique 250-tonne payload AN-225 Mriya, which is the largest aircraft in the world, a 60-tonne payload AN-22, and smaller AN-74 and AN-26 aircraft.

 

 

 

About Antonov Airlines

Antonov Airlines specialises in the transportation of outsized and project cargo worldwide using its fleet of seven AN-124-100 “Ruslan” aircraft, two of them with up to 150 tonnes payload, its 60-tonne payload AN-22, and its unique 250-tonne payload AN-225 “Mriya”, which is the largest aircraft in the world, as well as smaller AN-74 and AN-26 aircraft.

More than 30 years after launching as the first company to offer the AN-124-100 commercially, Antonov Airlines continues to deliver air cargo solutions across the aerospace, defence, energy, humanitarian, industrial, automotive, and oil and gas sectors.

Antonov Airlines is a division of Antonov Company, headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine, and a Ukrainian state-owned enterprise, which designs, develops, produces, and maintains the AN aircraft.

Antonov Airlines is member of leading international project cargo specialist group The Heavy Lift Group.

Antonov Airlines’ headquarters is at 1, Akademika Tupoleva Str., Kyiv. Its Ukrainian sales team is on hand to receive outsize cargo charter enquiries and can be contacted collectively at the following e-mail address – sales@antonovairlines.aero.