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The Mriya landed at Schiphol

The Mriya landed at the Schiphol airport at Amsterdam. It’s the first time the Antonov land at this airport and for the occasion there was a lot of people. We don’t have any informations about the load.


The Mriya at the Prestwick airport

The Mriya was today at the Prestwick airport (Glasgow city). The transport company Ocean Sky made it come for carrying an extraordinary load.

Ocean Sky Director Eddie Allison said: « The 225 is remarkable. Only a few airports can handle this behemoth and Glasgow Prestwick is one. Ocean Sky is extremely proud to have been awarded the handling contract for this unique aircraft as well as its smaller brother, the AN124.

« Regular types of freight on the 225 include power station turbines and, most recently, heavy equipment sent to Alabama where a cement factory had shut down and urgently needed this equipment to re-commence production. It is also used in humanitarian situations where the Antonov’s massive lift capability can make a real difference. »


The Mriya at the Toulouse-Blagnac airport

The Mriya landed on friday November, 30 on the Toulouse-Blagnac’s airport, near the Toulouse town.

The An-225 came to France to take a military choper EC725 of the Eurocopter company (EADS group), which can carry 29 soldiers and 2 crew members.

It will leave again on saturday to Kuala-Lumpur (Malaisya) throuh Karachi (Pakistan).

May be it will come back at the end of the year.


New videos on Buran and the VM-T Atlante

There are 2 new videos about the OK-GLI shuttle, one on its assembling once arriving at the Sydney’s harbor, and another one on the reception of the exhibition.
Indeed, in february 2000 the test space shuttle OK-GLI is send at Sydney (Darling Harbour) for an exhibition about the Buran project. But due to financial troubles the exhibition is closed few months later.

Another video is about the transportation of Buran models to Baikonur with the VM-T Atlant and AN-225 planes.

The last video is a little presentation of the MIG-25, plane which was used to chase Buran during its descent to the Baikonur airport in November 15, 1988.



The Mriya 2

Antonov Airlines has decided to finished the construction of the second Mriya. In fact, during the 80′s another Mriya was partially built, for the tests, but it was stopped due to lack of money. It seems that the amount of work is too important now for one plane and that’s why they are finishing the second one.

The renovation began in 2006 and should end in 2008.


More pictures

Here is a new set of pictures.

The first set is about Buran and Mriya.

  • 030_Transport_Carriage_buran_an_225_1_min.jpgMriya during a flight test with Buran.
  • 030_Transport_Carriage_grach82_min.jpgLoading/unloading of Buran at the Baikonur airport
  • 095_Le_Bourget_1989_Le_Bourget_1989_ru_aircraft_an225_05_min.jpgBuran and Mriya at Le Bourget 1989
  • 095_Le_Bourget_1989_Le_Bourget_1989_ru_aircraft_an225buran_50_min.jpgLift off of the mriya at the end of the Bourget airshow (1989)

The next pictures were taken during the assembly of the Mriya:

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The last set of pictures is about the VM-T Atlant transportation plane, we can see it carrying the Buran’s fuselage and the oxygen tank of Energia (MAKC):


Incident on the Mriya

At the begining of the month the Antonov 225 was ingured on the front landing gear at the United Arab Emirates (RKT — Ras al Khaymah). We don’t know much more about this trouble.

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The Antonov 225 at Vatry

The Antonov 225 landed today at the Vatry airport (150km at the East of Paris) to carriage freight: 203 tons of pillow blocks (for ships), for the emirats.