The Antonov 225 is the heaviest aircraft ever built. Commissioned by the Soviets as a military transporter, it’s now an international cargo carrier for a Ukrainian company. Wherever it goes, it’s causing a sensation.
Faced with a string of fatal crashes, the US Air Force has ordered its aircraft units to be grounded for one day in a bid to find problems. Nine people were killed last week when a Hercules plane crashed over Georgia.
A former Soviet military cargo aircraft, the Antonov 225 is the world’s biggest plane. It causes a sensation wherever it lands.
A cargo plane has crashed near the city of Abidjan in Ivory Coast, killing four and injuring six. Moldovans and French nationals were on board.
The aerospace giant plans to cut more than three thousand jobs as it aims to scale back production of its troubled A380 superjumbo and A400M military transporter — Europe's biggest civil and military plane projects.
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