The Antonov An-225 Mriya [a] is a Ukrainian cargo aircraft and the largest airplane in the world. It has 6 engines. It was manufactured by a company called Antonov. Three of them were built to carry the Soviet Space Shuttle Buran. Since the shuttle was never finished, the planes have been used to carry very large items that cannot be transported another way. However, there is only one in service today. It was modelled from the Antonov An-124 Ruslan. This plane is big enough to carry a Boeing 747's fuselage.
|The An-225 in current livery in 2012|
|National origin||Soviet Union|
|Built by||Antonov Serial Production Plant|
|First flight||21 December 1988|
|Primary user||Antonov Airlines|
|Developed from||Antonov An-124|
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