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Vic Diesel
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An-225 news

Post by Vic Diesel » 25 Mar 2020, 13:41

The "Giant", An-225 Mriya took to the air again today for what appeared to be a test flight. After being on the ground for quite a long period of time, the giant took off from GML (Kyiv-Gostomel) to fly a "round trip" in Ukrainian airspace.

Speculations already flying about the reason for the flight, one reason could be rising need for cargo aircraft: after more and more airlines being grounded as the Covid-19 virus spreads around the world, less belly cargo space is available. Subsequently, there is a growing need for air cargo capacity via dedicated air freighters. Being by far the biggest cargo aircraft, the An-225 can carry as much as 345t of cargo - and this crisis might as well be its opportunity to see some regular "action" again. But then again, this is just speculation - the upcoming days and weeks will show if it returns to more-or-less regular service.
Best regards,

(Budapest-born, Vienna-raised, working in Brussels)

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