Today, the world’s largest cargo aircraft – Antonov An-225 Mriya has made its first landing in India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad for refuelling. It will stay at the GMR-owned Shamshabad Airport for 20 hours.
The aircraft has such a spacious cargo hold that a Boeing 737 aircraft could be accommodated. The aircraft is powered by six turbofan engines and is the longest and heaviest airplane ever built, with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes. It also has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in operational service.
This comes after as last month Reliance Defence has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Antonov company of Ukraine for assembly, manufacture and MRO of Antonov platforms in India, both for the commercial and the military market.
So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. The World’s largest cargo aircraft has landed at which airport in India ?
2. What is the name of World’s largest cargo aircraft ?
Courtesy : Business Standard